Story of Gomez Mill House
Early American Jewish leader, Luis Moses Gomez, built a fieldstone
blockhouse to conduct trade and maintain provisions on his 6500
acre property in the Mid-Hudson region as an extension of his
successful enterprises in Colonial New York. From these roots
and through nearly 300 years of American history, Gomez Mill House
evolved as home to American Revolutionary patriot and Orange County
leader, Wolfert Acker; 19th century gentleman farmer and conservationist,
William Henry Armstrong; Arts and Crafts artisan and paper historian
Dard Hunter; and 20th century social activist, Martha Gruening.
of the Gomez Foundation for Mill House
Foundation for Mill House was founded in 1979. In 1984 the
Foundation purchased the Gomez Mill House and established it as
a public museum chartered in the State of New York. The mission of the Foundation is to preserve this unique historic house as
a significant regional and national rank museum -- the oldest
extant Jewish dwelling in North America continuously lived in
for nearly three centuries -- and to educate the public through
experiential tours and programs about the contributions of former
Mill House owners to the multicultural history of the Hudson River
Board includes direct descendents of the historic family owners
and others dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Mill
House and to the public's education of the historical significance
of this irreplaceable incarnation of the American experience.
benefits for you and your guests include free access or discounted
entry to the Museum and its programs, A donation in any amount
will help support our annual programs in education, conservation
of our surrounding landscape, and preservation of this important
historic landmark -- the oldest standing Jewish dwelling in North
America and home to patriots, artisans, and social activists.
of Trustees / Council
Foundation for Mill House is a tax-exempt, non-for-profit 501(c)
(3) corporation registered in the State of New York, pursuant
to Section 170(f)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code.