The Museum Of Rhinebeck History mission is to collect, catalog and interpret the history of the town. The collection of gifts to the Museum includes letters, books, journals, clothing, furniture, photographs, postcards, and other related artifacts which reveal the life of this community.

Many of the objects are rotated for display from the Museum’s permanent collection in its exhibit space. On special occasions, artifacts have been put on long-term loan to organizations such as the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, the Chancellor Livingston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, the Rhinebeck United Methodist Church, and the Dutchess County Fair. Those loans are renewed yearly. The Museum Of Rhinebeck History and the Quitman House have on loan in the front parlor antiquities from the Robert Sands House through the generosity of Wilderstein.

The Museum Of Rhinebeck History has ongoing exhibits as well as regularly scheduled events.