Browse Exhibits (4 total)

New Paltz in the Civil War

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This exhibit includes the entire 1863 New Paltz Enrollment Book and its transcription, a consideration of conscription laws, an examination of particular New Paltz regiments, a partial list of Civil War veterans buried at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery, and a look through the eyes of individuals who experienced the war.

Poverty in Early New Paltz

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This exhibit is a study of the history of poverty and social welfare in the town of New Paltz, New York. The 1805 Overseer of the Poor Ledger is included with additional documents dating from 1767-1827.

Tales of a Congregation: African American History through the Lens of the AME Zion Church of New Paltz, NY

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This exhibit chronicles the birth of the New Paltz AME Zion Church from 1871 to its slow decline circa 1915. Using various primary sources, the exhibit highlights the many obstacles the African American Community would face in the church’s 45 years of existence.

The Missing Chapter: Untold Stories of the African American Presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley

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This online exhibit contains images of historic documents and descriptive text concerning the African American presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Images include historic photographs, bills of sale, last wills of testament, estate inventories, runaway slave notices, court cases, slave laws, journals, ledgers, and correspondences.

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