Persen House—The Archives Grows
In 2010, the Ulster County Clerk’s Office took on the responsibility of managing the Matthewis Persen House Museum and Cultural Heritage Center. From May to October each year, the Persen House is open to the public for tours and special exhibits. Up through the 2021 season, we’ve had over 34,800 visitors from all 50 states and 59 countries.
Each year, historical and cultural heritage groups from throughout the county guest host at the Persen House and share their treasure troves of history & culture with visitors. They offer reenactments, crafts, music, colonial games, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations and more!
The Persen House welcomes group tours and school field trips, too. Tours can be tailored to your group's interests or curriculum including colonial life, architecture, archaeology, local history, Dutch heritage, and the Revolutionary War. Visit us online for the season schedule, exhibits, upcoming events, photo galleries, guest hosts and more.
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