About Us

The Red Hook Bicentennial Celebration Committee is a diverse group of volunteers passionate about Red Hook – yesterday, today and tomorrow. Through community events, education and legacy projects, we celebrated our beautiful Hudson River, bountiful farms and businesses, and creative, industrious people.

Our goals were to:

  • strengthen the bonds of place, time and neighborly commitment that mark Red Hook as a unique community
  • support a range of projects to enhance the quality of life for succeeding generations of Red Hook residents.


How We Started — On July 14, 2010, Patsy Vogel proposed that the Egbert Benson Historical Society of Red Hook form a Bicentennial Committee to

  • celebrate the 2012 Bicentennial of the Town of Red Hook
  • preserve our rich history – past and future, and
  • support historical preservation within the township


The Red Hook Bicentennial Celebration Committee first convened on September 28, 2010 and was chartered on November 16, 2010. In April 2011, the Town of Red Hook and the Villages of Red Hook and Tivoli officially proclaimed 2012 as the Red Hook Bicentennial year, and the Bicentennial Celebration Committee as the official organizing body.

Executive Officers

Loretta Campagna

Vice Chairperson:
Sandra Martin

Ellen Phelan

Secretary (and President, Historical Society)
Claudine Klose

Subcommittee History Chairperson:
Patsy Vogel