Office of the Town Historian

A Message from your Town Historian

One of the missions of this office has been to promote some of our town’s most interesting pieces of our past, stories that had either been lost or forgotten about until recently. Since first being appointed to the Office of the Town Historian at 12 years old, I have been fortunate enough to engage various aspects of the community in our rich history.

As a community advocate, I serve on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations and participate in many community events that help build our sense of pride here in Wappinger. Hosting exhibits at Wappinger Town Hall, redesigning the Sports Museum of Dutchess County, leading rehabilitation projects at Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park, replacing dilapidated hamlet/neighborhood signs and adding new gateway signs at the entrances to the Town; all are projects through this office that focus on inspiring a different attitude and new community pride that will enable us better to brand our community and be friendlier to those who live, work, or visit Wappinger.

My goal serving you as your Town Historian is to uncover our lost past to advance our Town and to have our residents to be proud to live in the Town of Wappinger.

Joey Cavaccini—Wappinger Town Historian

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  • The Town of Wappinger is the smallest and youngest town in Dutchess County but in 1875 it was the most populous. Its industry powered by the Wappinger Creek and Wappinger’s Falls and the agricultural life in the hamlets helped play a huge role in the formation of Wappinger.
  • The Town of Wappinger is the smallest and youngest town in Dutchess County but in 1875 it was the most populous. Its industry powered by the Wappinger Creek and Wappinger’s Falls and the agricultural life in the hamlets helped play a huge role in the formation of Wappinger.
  • The Town of Wappinger is the smallest and youngest town in Dutchess County but in 1875 it was the most populous. Its industry powered by the Wappinger Creek and Wappinger’s Falls and the agricultural life in the hamlets helped play a huge role in the formation of Wappinger.
  • The Town of Wappinger is the smallest and youngest town in Dutchess County but in 1875 it was the most populous. Its industry powered by the Wappinger Creek and Wappinger’s Falls and the agricultural life in the hamlets helped play a huge role in the formation of Wappinger.
  • The Town of Wappinger is the smallest and youngest town in Dutchess County but in 1875 it was the most populous. Its industry powered by the Wappinger Creek and Wappinger’s Falls and the agricultural life in the hamlets helped play a huge role in the formation of Wappinger.
  • The Town of Wappinger is the smallest and youngest town in Dutchess County but in 1875 it was the most populous. Its industry powered by the Wappinger Creek and Wappinger’s Falls and the agricultural life in the hamlets helped play a huge role in the formation of Wappinger.

Joseph D. Cavaccini, Wappinger Town Historian

Contact Us

Town Hall
20 Middlebush Road
Wappingers Falls NY, 12590

(845) 297-4158 Ext. 107
Fax: (845) 297-8451

jcavaccini@townofwappingerny.gov

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