Town of Deerpark Museum/1863 Huguenot Schoolhouse

The Town of Deerpark Museum, in the Huguenot 1863 Schoolhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers a glimpse into the history of Deerpark through exhibits, programs and publications for children and adults. Historical murals surround the walls of the building. The "Deerest Deerpark" painted deer are on display. A complete collection of local history books, art work, photo albums and reference materials are available for anyone interested in local history.

The Neversink Valley Grange building, located adjacent to the 1863 Schoolhouse, is in the process of being renovated as a community center. The building has been placed on the list of National Historic Places. During the year the museum uses the space for lectures and its annual open house in September.

Here is a sampling of the more than 50 historic markers found throughout the Town of Deerpark. The area was populated in the earliest times by Native Americans, the Dutch and French Huguenots. Settlers participated in the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. Most famously were the two attacks by Captain Joseph Brant and his Tory Raiders. The Neversink and Delaware River Valleys created a natural transportation corridor for commerce. The Old Mine Road, well-traveled corduroy roads and turnpikes, The D&H Canal, rafting of logs, ferries and busy railroads contributed in building up this westernmost tip of Orange County, NY.

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Location

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Nearby
Latitude: 41.419836 Longitude: -74.632117 Elevation: 487 ft

Time Period Represented

1863 - Today

Visitor Fees (if any)

None

Seasons Open

March through December

Accessibility Notes

Handicap Accessible

Pet Friendly Notes

Yes

Comments

Hello, I am trying to find any information about my grandmother Edith Myer Tamblyn family history. She was born on the Meyer Family Farm in Godeffroy in 1892. The family story is she was sent her off the farm to be educated, to be able to come back and teach her siblings and cousins. We were told she taught at the Huguenot School House. Edith, her mother Augusta Case Meyer, Grandmother Cornelia Van Inwegen Case Drake and siblings are buried at Rural Valley Cemetery. I was wondering if you have any further information or records to share about my Meyer Family. Recently, my husband and I were in Port Jervis to peruse the Minisink Library, they recommended I reach out to you - unfortunately we were not aware about your location or your hours to be able to visit. Any information and family history of the Meyers and Van Inwegen's would be greatly appreciated. A particular interest is Grandmother Cornelia Van Inwegen. Dutch Reformed Church show Cornelia marrying a George Lewis Case in 1862, the birth of their daughter Augusta. However, later records show that Cornelia married to Silas Drake in 1877. And George Lewis Case married to Asenath Josephine Durand in 1874. We could not find any divorce records and given that this was during the Civil War and Post Reconstruction we were surprised. Please let me know how I can reach out to find any of my historical family information. Sincerely, Michelle Z. Mosgrove 3680 Wren Street, Lake Oswego OR 97034

Michelle Z. Mosgrove, 10/10/2016

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