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This exhibit was created through a partnership between the Town of New Paltz Historian’s Office, the State University of NY at Albany and the State University of New York at New Paltz. Interns: Krishika Sureshwaran, Marissa Hayes and Thomas Wood need to be especially commended for their dedication, perseverance and enthusiasm for this project. All three continued working on this exhibit after their school terms were over.

Project curated, developed and designed by Town Historian, Susan Stessin-Cohn.

This project was made possible by the support of the following organizations and individuals:

Carol Johnson, Director of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library

Ashley Biagini, editor and contributor

Dr. Rose Rudnitski, Professor Emeritus, SUNY New Paltz

Sarah Wassberg Johnson, Maritime Museum

Reverend Jennifer Berry

Anna Bates, Archivist of the Methodist Church of New Paltz

Special thanks to Jennifer Palmentiero, Hudson River Valley Heritage and Southeastern New York Library Resources Council for their enthusiasm, assistance and support (as always!).