Early Education in the Hudson Valley

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Early Education in the Hudson Valley
Girls in front of one-room school house - Image Source

Collection Facts


Historical Context

In many ways the characteristics and history of education in the New Paltz, NY area reflects similar trends in the region and country. However the story of education in New Paltz is also unique in that it’s very early history is related to the French Huguenot settlers of the 1600s and in later years reflects the creation of an Academy that became a New York State Normal School.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes historic photographs and documents that offer a glimpse into many aspects of early education in New Paltz.