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1832 Jacob Blauvelt House Tours & Historic Quilt Exhibition


The architectural style, furnishings, and decorative elements of the Jacob Blauvelt House reflect those of a typical family of Rockland County and the Hudson Valley region in the first half of the nineteenth century. Members of the Blauvelt family lived in the house from its construction in 1832 until 1970, when it was given to the Historical Society. It has been restored to its original period and furnished with Blauvelt family pieces, as well as Rockland County and Lower Hudson Valley pieces from the Society’s collection. Admission is $5 per person and includes a visit to the 2024 exhibition, "When This You See, Remember Me: Inscribed Quilts from Rockland County," showcasing quilts that feature the names or initials of local women. The quilts, which date from 1852 through the Bicentennial in 1976, are from the collections of the Historical Society of Rockland County, the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives, the Reformed Church of West New Hempstead (Brick Church), Mount Tabor (NJ) Historical Society, and the Upper Saddle River (NJ) Historical Society.