The Fishkill Historical Society

History Lives... Here!  At the Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Guided Tours of the

Van Wyck Homestead Museum

are Offered:

Saturdays and Sundays 

Anytime Between 1:00 & 4:00

June through October

Self Guided Tours of the Grounds Everyday from Dawn to Dusk


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Hudson River Lighthouses


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Scott Craven of North River History will give a presentation on the “Lighthouses of the North River.”  Mr. Craven provides information on the history of the lighthouses still in existence as well as the ones that are long gone.  He will tell how they have protected the river and kept commercial traffic flowing smoothly and recreational boaters safe.     

The “North River” was renamed the “Hudson River” in 1909 in Honor of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage up the “North River” in 1609, but it’s still named the “North River” on navigation charts around Manhattan. . . .   

Scott’s presentation will be held in the Community Room of the Trinity Episcopal Church located at 1200 Main Street, Fishkill. 

The presentation starts at 1:00 PM. 

Light refreshments will be provided.  

504 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524

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The 2019 Tour Season will Begin on Saturday, June 1st at 1:00pm

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Fishkill Historical Society

P.O. Box 133

Fishkill, NY 12524