Contact Us!

We now have two facilities:


317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie 12601

between Market & Academy/Catharine Streets (map)

Open Hours:

Tues - Fri 11:30 am - 4:30 pm


Gallery: (845) 214-1113

Office: (845) 485-8506

ART CENTRO ceramics studio and classrooms

485 Main St. Poughkeepsie 12601

between Clinton & Cherry Streets

Poughkeepsie, NY   12601


Ceramics Studio (845) 454-4525

Office (845) 485-8506





Current Exhibition

Margaret Crenson: A Retrospective


Ongoing exhibit
"American Portraits"

A black and white photo documentary series of artistic portraits by artist Bibiana Huang Matheis.

Dr.Julian M Strauss


Dr. Julian M Strauss

 Learn More

History and Art

"You can't just say, 'We're a history museum' and only push the historic aspect, you have to show people how the history impacts people right now, how it impacts the choices they make, and one of the best ways to do that is through the arts." according to a spokesman for the Charles H. Wright Museum for African-American History, Detroit.

Our Partners

Dutchess County Historical Society

Dutchess County Tourism


Arts and Heritage Exhibits

Visit the Center regularly to view different exhibits throughout the year.

Permanent Exhibits

Explore the heritage of the Mid-Hudson Valley.


Historic Sites and Districts

Find information on historic sites and districts.


Special Events

Performances and other events are part of the Center's offerings.

Going on at MHHC

Keep Safe Project

Friday, September 19th 5:30pm-7:00pm

Continuing its commitment to the community and local artists, the Mid Hudson Heritage Center is hosting a reception to support the KeepSafe Project on Friday, September 19th, from 5:30 - 7:00pm with an artists panel starting at 6:00pm. Susan Fowler-Gallagher, MaryAnn Glass, Robert Hastings, Franc Palaia and Elayne Seaman, will discuss their ideas relating to the creation of their Keep Safe box. The boxes, fashioned out of repurposed cigar boxes, are on display at the Heritage Center through September 30th. An online silent auction is now open for bidding including 70 boxes created by local and international artists at  The Keep Safe Project will have a table at the Arlington Street Fair on Saturday, September 20th from 12:00 noon through 6:00pm. The auction will end at the "Extinction is not an Option" event at Millbrook School, Millbrook, N.Y. on October 18, 2014.

**Opening postponed, to be rescheduled for a later date**

Hispanic Heritage Exhibition

Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage with us.  This exhibit is featuring Chulucanas pottery from Chulucanas, Peru. This venerable style of pottery dates back to pre-Inca civilization and is now popular and being exported all over the world. In display will be one hundred pieces of exclusive beautiful made by 100 exceptional ceramicists. Come lay your eyes on this relic and extraordinary style of ancient pottery.



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