Rhinebecks Lost and Found: Free Blacks and the Rhinebeck Association Cemetery, Dutchess County, New York
September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yesterday, I received a package in the mail from Brian G. McAddo, Althea Ward Clark Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Earth Sciences and Geography at Vassar College. It was a report that his students had created from a course entitled “Race and Class in the Hudson Valley: Geophysical Investigations”
“In the course, the students research areas that are believed by the local community to be historical burial sites of its marginalized members. The goal is to use geophysical equipment to determine whether there are any possible graves on site and to learn about these members of the past communicty through historical research.”
We are hopeful that one day, Mr. McAdoo and his students will collaborate with citizens in Kingston to unravel the Mt. Zion Cemetery in the same way.
August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment
These photographs were recently submitted by Linda Archer who is a Kingston resident and long time AME Zion Church community member. Linda and her husband Vicente were both fortunate to witness the re-dedication of the Storm Family Cemetery in Stormville, NY on Sunday, August 22nd 2010.
Linda writes, “We attended, it was very moving and we are all very blessed to have such amazing people to have paved our path. There was about 140 in attendance and what shined through was the joy and smiles rather than somber moments. We had the opportunity to meet Lorraine Roberts, an inspiring lady, and she is looking forward to our September meeting. Here are a few pictures we took. We know when all of the community comes together these are the kind of wonderful results that can happen”.
For more on this project, contact the Dutchess County Historical Society.