Historic Preservation Commission


  • 7 pm
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Supervisor's Conference Room in Town Hall

The meeting is open to the public and we welcome all interested parties.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. John R. Pinna

    Historian and Leader of the Historic Preservation

  1. Annon Adams

    Member - HPC

  1. David Dengel

    Member - HPC

  1. Daniel Fannon

    Member - HPC

  1. Lydia Higginson

    Member - HPC

  1. Yvonne Laube

    Member - HPC

  1. Coleen McCarthy

    Member - HPC

We Invite You to Be a Part of the Town of Poughkeepsie's History

Do you have interesting historical artifacts in your possession that are somehow connected to the Town of Poughkeepsie's past? Would you be willing to show those things and perhaps talk about them with us-Preservation Commission members? At a recent meeting of the Preservation Commission, a town couple came to us and showed/shared a box of family heirlooms that were astonishing in our collective opinion. We eagerly anticipate hearing from those of you who value local history and are willing to share your personal historical collection with us. Interested parties can email the Town Historian.

Subject: Wanted: Town of Poughkeepsie Residents With Interesting Biographies

We on the Preservation Commission are looking to establish a file of Town of Poughkeepsie residents who may have interesting biographies and would be willing to share that information with your Preservation Commission. Please send us what you have with as much complete information as possible. The person's name-the event or events of interest-How did this change things. We would like to set up files of said people to be used for future celebrations such as Black History Month, Women's History Month, and other significant events. It is the intent of the Preservation Commission that all information in this proposed archive will be user submitted.


Submissions can be either sent to:

  • Town of Poughkeepsie
    Town Hall
    Preservation Commission
    1 Overocker Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Email the Town Historian
  • You can also bring them in-person to our monthly meeting

Looking for a Slogan

We are seeking a slogan for our Town Preservation Committee. Are you in favor of one of these, or do you have a favorite of your own? Please let us know.

  • Town of Poughkeepsie - A great history...A bright tomorrow.
  • Town of Poughkeepsie - Our history propels us forward.
  • Town of Poughkeepsie - Full of yesterdays and unlimited tomorrows.

Interview with Jean Murphy

Interview with Former Supervisor Todd Tancredi

Interview with Former Supervisor Ann C. Barcher

Interview with Former Supervisor Peter Sala

(Please note - Robert Rubin is incorrectly identified as the President of the Historical Preservation Commission)