Preservation Library

The library is a free resource located in the Quitman House. Resources cannot be borrowed; they are available for viewing on most Fridays from 9am to 1pm or by appointment. A photocopier is available for use with a small fee per copy. Please call (845) 871-1798 to schedule an appointment.

The Quitman House was saved from demolition and preserved by volunteers over a 25 year period. From listing your home on the National Register of Historic Places to wallpaper choices, these volunteers have accumulated a wealth of information and experience related to historic preservation. 


A database of our resources are accessible on the
  Consortium of Rhinebeck History website at

Town and Village, State, and National Registers of Historic
  Places listings

indexed Old House Journal from 1976 through 2003

books on local and regional history

books and pamphlets on how-to preservation information

technical leaflets

archive guidelines

preservation briefs

preservation material catalogues

preservation audio-visuals

rehabilitation guidelines

restoration materials information

early Rhinebeck maps