Local Agriculture Documentary Project

Little Nine Partners Historical Society is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new project and solicit your support to bring it to fruition. Agriculture has been an important part of the history of Pine Plains and the surrounding region, and we want to honor that legacy and share it with the community. To that end, we are seizing an opportunity to preserve our rich farming heritage through first-hand video recordings with four long-time farming operations in the Pine Plains area: Ronnybrook, Chaseholm, Lo-Nan farms, and others.

A professional director/editor team (with ties to the town) has been hired to interview and film these farmers and produce a documented video called "Our Farms in Our Voices". Once completed, there will be a public screening and the video will be made available to all through our website while the raw unedited footage will be archived for reference. This will also be part of our celebration of the Pine Plains Bicentennial in 2023.

Time is of the essence, because these stories could be lost forever.

The budget for this initial preservation project is $6,000 and we need your help! Whether it is giving $25 or $1,000, your contribution is needed and appreciated. Please send your tax-deductible contribution today. Donate online through our website here: 

or by sending your check to the historical society at  P.O. Box 243, Pine Plains, NY 12567. Please specify "farm video" with your donation.

Our plan is to complete this initial effort by the Fall of 2022. As funds become available, we hope to expand our project to include more stories.

We would also like to encourage you to contact us with your own stories and photos of farming in Pine Plains. Please use the following email: lnphs.pineplains@gmail.com

We thank you in advance and invite you to share these efforts with your friends and neighbors,

LNPHS Agricultural Archive Committee:
Scott Chase
Ann Simmons
L. Parker Stephenson
Dyan Wapnick