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About Us

The Story of Gomez Mill House

In 1714, Early American Jewish leader, Luis Moses Gomez, purchased 1,000 acres in Newburgh New York and subsequently accumulated a total of 3,500 acres. There he built a fieldstone blockhouse to conduct trade and maintain provisions in the Mid-Hudson region as an extension of his successful enterprises in Colonial New York. From these roots and through 300 years of American history, Gomez Mill House evolved as home to American Revolutionary patriot and Orange County civic 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.

History of the Gomez Foundation for Mill House

The Gomez 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 Valley.

The Foundation 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.

Annual Membership 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 public offerings and education programs, conservation of our surrounding landscape, and preservation of the collections and this important historic landmark.

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Mission Statement

Tax-Exempt Status

The Gomez 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.



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