It’s never too soon to start shopping for the holidays, and now the Chancellor Livingston Chapter (CLC) of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Museum of Rhinebeck History are making it easy, by jointly hosting a holiday auction at the Rhinebeck Town Hall this Sunday, November 13. Now in its third year, the auction starts at 2 p.m., with items displayed for viewing an hour before. The 100-or-so items include almost-new jewelry, fine wine, home-baked goodies (which could go into the freezer until the holidays), poinsettias, handmade knitted items, antiques, household items and various gift certificates from local businesses, such Ruge’s Auto dealership, which is offering $100 worth of car washes, waxes and other detailing; the Holy Cow ice cream shop; and the movie theaters in Red Hook and Hyde Park, which are offering free tickets.
The proceeds will benefit two historic venues: the CLC DAR, which maintains the General Richard and Janet Livingston Montgomery House, a national historic landmark that’s included on the New York Revolutionary War Heritage Trail – it was moved to the Village of Rhinebeck in 1918 – and the Museum of Rhinebeck History, which is located in the 18th-century Quitman House, located three-and-a-half miles north of the village on Route 9 and is open from mid-May through the end of September. For more information, call Brenda Klaproth (a descendant from the Huguenot families who founded New Paltz, she belongs to both organizations) at (845) 876-2436.