Kingston's Buried Treasures

The Senate House State Historic Site hosted an extremely popular series of lectures highlighting the forgotten, yet vital people 
and events in Kingston that helped shape not only our community and the State of New York, but our nation itself.  

Paul O'Neill, Commissioner of Jurors for Ulster County, facilitated this series titled "Kingston Buried Treasures." 
We are pleased to share with you each of these lectures here with you!

1.    Thomas Chambers: The “Founder”

2.    General George H. Sharpe: Spy Master of the Civil War

3.    Alton B. Parker: The American Presidency’s Gentleman Candidate

4.    Sojourner Truth: Ulster County’s Voice of Freedom

5.    Thomas Cornell: Vanderbilt of the Rondout

6.    George Fletcher Chandler: Founder of the New York State Police               

7.     Ezra Fitch: Founder of Abercrombie & Fitch

8.    John Vanderlyn: Painter of a Nation

9.     Ulster County Courthouse: Birthplace of New York State

10.   Samuel D. Coykendall: Kingston’s Forgotten Tycoon

11.   The History of Kingston’s Press Corps: The Rough & Tumble Story of Kingston’s Newspapers

12.   Kingston City Hall: The House That United Kingston

13.   Christoffel “Kit” Davits: Kingston’s Original Rebel

14.   Rondout: The Boom Years

15.   Arthur Flemming: Kingston’s National Statesman

16.   Kingston’s Bluestone Industry: The Rock That Paved a Nation

17.   The D&H Canal: Kingston’s Corridor to Prosperity

18.   The McEntees: Kingston’s First Family

19.   Kingston at the Battle of Gettysburg: Ulster’s 20th and 120th

20.   The Old Dutch: The Church That Sculpted Kingston

21.   A Place to Call Home: A Century of Immigration

22.   The Early Stockade and Its Settlers: Pioneers of a Nation

23.   Our Buried Past: The Archeological Treasures of Kingston

24.   From Dutch to English: The Conquest of Kingston

25.   Christopher Tappen: Kingston’s Unsung Hero

26.   The Burning of Kingston: The Phoenix Rises

27.   The Senate House: Cradle of Democracy

28.   Educating Kingston: The Spark That Ignited a Future

29.   John Jay: Model of Diplomacy

30.   General Sherman V. Hasbrouck: Kingston and the Manhattan Project

31.   Arthur Wicks: The Cleaner Who Controlled the Senate

32.   Old Stone Houses: Our History in Stone

33.   Bootlegging: Our Prohibition Past

34.   The DeWitt Mill and the Sign of the Crocodile: A Forgotten Treasure

35.   The Cordts of Kingston: Providing the Building Blocks of a Nation

36.   Robert Dietz: Kingston and the Medal of Honor

37.   The DAR House: Kingston’s Crossroads of History

38.   General Robert W. Hasbrouck: Hero of the Battle of the Bulge

39.   The New York State Constitutional Convention: The Foundation for a Nation 

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