Wiltwyck: A look at Life in a Dutch 17th Century Ulster County Town

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.