Columbia County Historical Society Volunteers are set to present “200 Hundred Years of Ghent-ness” a free, illustrated lecture by Ghent Historian, Gregg Berninger, on Tuesday, November 20th at 7 pm at Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook Village.
In 1818, the town of Ghent was founded from parts of the towns of Chatham, Claverack and Kinderhook. 2018 marks Ghent’s bicentennial and the publication of Berninger’s Ghent 1818-2018: A History of Our Own.
Gregg Berninger serves as the Municipal Historian for the Town of Ghent and is known for his provocative and humorous presentations. Gregg grew up in Ghent, is a Professor of English at Columbia-Greene Community College, and a seasonal Park Ranger at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
The Van Buren Hall is located at 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook. For more information, click here.
Painting of Town of Ghent provided.