The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History Presents "The Story Continues: Portraits of Today's Immigrant Businesses"

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture presents the opening of its new gallery space with an exhibition entitled  "The Story Continues: Portraits of Today's Immigrant Businesses.”  The show will feature the photographs of Nancy Donskoj with accompanying text by journalist Lynn Woods. On view will be the portraits and stories of a diverse group of contemporary immigrant business owners and artists who live and work in the Rondout.   Since the early 19th century, Rondout’s lower Broadway has attracted generations of entrepreneurial immigrants, one of whom was Frank Reher, who emigrated from Krakow and opened a bread bakery at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street in 1908. The trend continues today, with immigrants from Mexico, Italy, Morocco, Austria, Sweden and other countries opening businesses in the neighborhood to support their families and grow Kingston’s economy. This inaugural exhibit honors that legacy. Also on view will be “Rondout Revisited,“ a three-part exhibit that will orient visitors to the rise and decline of the neighborhood from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

Opening reception: July 7, 5-8 p.m. Public hours: Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2-6 p.m.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
2 pm to 6 pm
The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
99-101 Broadway
Kingston
12401
845-481-3738
www.rehercenter.org