2023 marks the Bicentennial of the Town of Pine Plains. Please watch this page for ongoing events throughout the year.

Our final Bicentennial event is coming up.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours!
To honor Pine Plains' Bicentennial, this year’s tour included the opportunity to enter one of Pine Plains' most beautiful and historic homes, The Pines, with an historical, guided tour of the first floor and the opportunity to walk the grounds and gardens. Our thanks to Eileen and Jorge Yajure for allowing us to bring the Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours into their beautiful home.

Be sure to stop by the Graham-Brush House this Friday Sept. 29 between 8am and 1:30pm to watch a Revolutionary War encampment and drill, performed by Neil Murray and his Military History class.



Come visit the Graham-Brush House on Pine Plains Community Day, another Bicentennial event!



The Society's film, "Our Farms, Our Farmers" will be shown at the Dutchess County Fair!!



Our next event is on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 2pm in the Community Room above the Library, a Bicentennial Event to Honor Shekomeko.

Our next event is on Saturday, June 10 at 2pm at Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center, 41 Academy Street, Pine Plains (in the gym -- enter through back door of building)


A Pine Plains Free Library Bicentennial and Anniversary Event on May 20!! Order tickets through the library's website or in-person at the library.





Our next Bicentennial program is on Saturday May 13.




Our film, "Our Farms, Our Farmers" has been selected to be shown at the 15th Annual Farm Film Festival on April 30 in Chatham, New York.


Farm Film Festival, presented annually by the Crandell Theatre in collaboration with the Chatham Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and the Columbia Land Conservancy, focuses on farms, farming, and farming issues. The 2023 program, “NY State of Farming,” will include a juried selection of short films made by professional and amateur filmmakers.

New York State is home to over 33,000 family farms producing some of the world’s best food and beverages…and 4.8 billion in revenue. The 15th annual Farm Film Festival will explore the state’s farming diversity with a 75-minute program of juried short films followed by a panel of experts from area farms, the Columbia Land Conservancy and the NY Farm Bureau. A “Meet Your Farmer” gathering will be held afterwards at the People’s Pub on Main Street, Chatham.

Moderated by Troy Weldy, President, Columbia Land Conservancy, the panel includes Terence Duvall, Conservation and Agricultural Projects Associate at the Columbia Land Conservancy, Eric Ooms, Vice President of the NY Farm Bureau, and Sarah Chase, of Chaseholm Farms.

Open to the entire community, the program is free to the public. We encourage patrons to bring voluntary donations for the local food pantry.






Our Bicentennial Kick-Off Event:









Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours for 2022 - Friday Oct. 21 & Saturday Oct. 22.

Characters this year: Isabel Knickerbocker Jordan, a public health nurse for Pine Plains, Clinton, Milan and Stanford during the 1930s; Charles Virion, French chef to the rich and famous; Earl John Vosburgh, a WWI soldier; Earl's mother Katherine Schultz Enderlin, who will take you along on a morning shopping run in 1900 Pine Plains; Isaac Phineas Carman, town supervisor and superintendent of the Dutchess County Poorhouse; and Mary Jane Ellis Eno, wife of William S. Eno. 

Tickets on sale here:

Native American Program - Saturday Dec. 3, 1-3 pm at the Community Center, with guest speakers local historian Valerie LaRobardier and Sachem Hawk Storm of the Schaghticoke Nation.

Pine Plains Bicentennial - Events throughout 2023


Past Events





Pine Plains Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours 2020

For those of you unable to attend the Cemetery Tour in person, we are offering this video presentation. Thanks to filmmaker Stan Hirson.