All of the below publications are free downloads. If you would prefer a hard-copy, please Contact Us.

An introduction to one of Ulster County's oldest homes.

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Take a tour through one of Ulster County’s oldest homes with special guide Archie Ant! Learn about the first owner, the archaeological dig, and the special events throughout the season.

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A fun activity that takes you around the Museum to find all types of different, historical items.

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An introduction to the Gysbert’s Inventory exhibit on permanent display at the Persen House.

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A schedule of events, hosts, and exhibits; location, hours of operation, and a brief history.

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A schedule of events, hosts, and exhibits; location, hours of operation, and a brief history.

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A schedule of events, hosts, and exhibits; location, hours of operation, and a brief history.
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A fun program to give students the opportunity to learn about and participate in activies that were popular in the Colonial era.

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Illustrations and text about the history of Kingston, New York from 1609 to 1784. The Coloring Book is posted here with permission from the former Stockade Committee at the Friends of Historic Kingston, Florette Myers, Chair. (Please note, this book is no longer available in hard-copy.)

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Gysbert Van Imbroch was the first resident of what is now known as the Matthewis Persen House Museum. An inventory listing Gysbert’s possessions at the time of his death in 1665 is brought to life in this exhibit through illustrations of clothing, kitchen items, books, medical supplies and other articles used in his 17th century daily life.

Visit the exhibit on the second floor of the museum and use the information you learn to find all the items in the scavenger hunt.

Good Luck!

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A curriculum appropriate for grades four through seven.  Using historical records, students will delve into the life and times of a 17th century Dutch Colonial family to learn about the economics, government, cultures and attitudes of the Dutch in New Netherland.  

The emphasis of this curriculum is on the inhabitants of Wiltwyck in the 17th century, in particular the Van Imbroch family, who were the first to occupy what is now the Matthewis Persen House Museum.  We encourage educators to include a tour of the Persen House when using this guide.  Contact Us to plan your field trip.

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Professional Reports

(Please note, the below reports are not available in hard-copy.)

Part 1 of the report and findings of Dr. Joseph E. Diamond, Ph. D., of the archaeological data recovery at the Matthewis Persen House. Part 2 Here.

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Part 2 of the report and findings of Dr. Joseph E. Diamond, Ph. D., of the archaeological data recovery at the Matthewis Persen House. Part 1 here.

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A Case Study of the History of a House and the People Who Lived There, by Kenneth Hewes Barricklo Architect, P.C.

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