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Walk slowly, but explore loudly.

The Plattekill Historical Preservation Society was activated in August 2000
by a small group of enthusiasts to provide an opportunity for all
to participate in educational programs, research, documentation
and preservation of the history of our community. 

2024 is Here!


Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary of having a permanent home! In 2014, after years of meeting in private homes and at the Clintondale Firehouse, the Plattekill Historical Society signed a 99-year lease with the Plattekill Grange #923. It was the start of a great partnership! At the time, the Plattekill Grange had only two active members remaining and the building had not been used in years. The Plattekill Historical Society had a large membership, but limited space for meetings and the many historical items in our collection were being stored in members’ homes. So in exchange for rehabilitating and maintaining the Grange building, the Plattekill Historical Society now has a permanent meeting space and museum.

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers over the past 10 years, the building has new life. We have a meeting space on the first floor and event space on the second floor and Plattekill history displays throughout the building. In addition, the Plattekill Grange is active once again and has a growing membership.

Join us on Saturday, April 20, for an Open House at the Plattekill Grange. Tour the building, learn about upcoming Plattekill Historical Society programs and Plattekill Grange community partnerships. The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Company will be on hand to perform and talk about upcoming productions at the Grange building this year. We’ll have information on volunteer opportunities and of course lots of history on display!

The Open House begins at 1PM at the Plattekill Grange building at 127 Church Street in Plattekill (Wallkill for GPS purposes.) This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 845-389-7998, visit the Plattekill Historical Society Facebook page or our website

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You Spoke. We Listened. 
Here is our premiere newsletter
The Plattekill Dash. Click the image
to view. Our next announcement is a fun interactive membership app - that you will be able to download to your phone and you get history facts and fun right to your phone. Interested in becoming a member?

For more exciting events and monthly schedules - CLICK HERE. Interested in becoming a member? CLICK HERE.

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2024 is our tenth anniversary of being in the Plattekill Grange - for more info on the historic grange CLICK HERE.


Contribute to the maintenance of quality historic standards and documentation; Serve as a source for the exchange of historic information; Help preserve public and private records and artifacts and work to ensure their accessibility for historic purposes; Promote interest in local and family history; Collect and preserve artifacts that document the history of our community. 

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After 14 years without a permanent home, the Plattekill Historical Society has moved into new digs in the old Plattekill Grange No. 923 on Route 32. The volunteer work to renovate the circa-1903 building has been going on for more than a year and is still in progress, but enough of the renovation has been done that the first floor is ready. Click READ MORE for more information.



Part of the mission of the Plattekill Historical Preservation is education and community - to carry forth our local history and preserve for generations to come. As part of that we ave monthly programs and events ~ where you can discover and learn our enriched history of Plattekill. Click READ MORE for the upcoming schedule. 

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Do you have some photos or memorablia from Plattekill (including the Hamlets of the following townships: Ardonia, Clintondale, Modena, New Hurley, and Plattekill?

We are interested in possibly scanning and preserving those amazing pieces of history. 

Click READ MORE for more information.

That the Future may learn from the Past

A place to fall in love with history all over again. Our mission is preserve our local history for generations to come.

Interested in volunteering? Or donating? 

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