MHAHP engages in ongoing research on sites in Dutchess County.  These pages provide information on the following topics:

Underground Railroad​ Research

In 2007, through Vassar College’s Ford Scholar program, MHAHP conducted intensive research on the Underground Railroad in the Hudson Valley, with particular focus on the African American community in Poughkeepsie before the Civil War. Read the report below.

Was My House on the Underground Railroad?​

Brief guidelines for researching whether a property might have been used on the Underground Railroad