Back in 1812 Red Hook and Rhinebeck parted ways and Red Hook became an independent town. There are currently plans underway to celebrate the Red Hook Bicentennial in 2012.
The Red Hook Bicentennial Celebration Committee is busy putting activities together and preparing for the kickoff scheduled for Hardscrabble Day on September 24, 2011.
Here is a partial list of what to expect between 2011-2012
- Fundraising activities to fund the celebration
- Barn Dance
- Commemorative magazine
- Musical at Bard College
- House Tours
- Special Commemorative Quilt
- Community Day
- Red Hook illustrated
- Oral History
- Website dedicated to Bicentennial
It is going to be fun learning about what life was like back then. If you have old photos or documents pertaining to Red Hook this may be information that could be included. Have you lived in Red Hook for 70, 80 or even a 100 years? If so, your stories would be a great addition to the oral history.
Today, I saw the official key chain (a fundrasing item for the Bicentennial Celebration). It is a hook that is also a bottle opener. You, too, could own one for a small contribution of $5.00 If you would like more information, send me an email.