Shortly before his passing in October 2004, Hyman Reher, the last of the Reher family bakers, deeded his family's buildings at 99-101 Broadway to the Jewish Federation of Ulster County for the purpose of establishing a cultural center to relate the immigrant experience of the Rondout-West Strand Historic District.
From 2004 until 2018, a group of volunteers worked to raise over $500,000 toward preserving the building. They also created programs that brought together the various cultural groups of the region, including the annual Kingston Multicultural Festival.
By 2018, the Reher Center had grown into its own with a distinct mission, board, and staff. It separated from the Federation in 2019. Now a chartered museum in New York State, the Reher Center offers tours and programs on- and off-site for locals, school children, and tourists exploring the themes of immigration, community, work, and bread. It is continuing to raise funds to preserve and adaptively reuse the historic buildings.