History of the Zadock Pratt Museum Association

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The Zadock Pratt Museum is an incorporated institution located in the Greene County Town on Prattsville.  It was the home of Zadock Pratt, the 19th century tanner and legislator from 1824 until his death in 1871.  The museum preserves and exhibits approximately 5,000 items:  books and manuscripts, costumes and furniture, artifacts and implements relevant to Zadock Pratt and local and regional history.

Support for the Museum is provided by grants, membership, gifts, admission fees, and volunteer effort.  Major financial support has been provided by the Olive B.Lindsey O'Connor Foundation of Hobart, New York.

The Museum was founded as the Zadock Pratt Museum Association in 1959.  Mr Brayton Tompkins a summer resident of the area and Mrs.Hilda Moseman purchased the Pratt House in 1962 and began its rehabilitation. 

Pratt Museum - how it was started in the late 50's and early 60's Letter dated August 20, 1962
by President of the Zadock Pratt Museum Association, the Rev. Raymond Van Zoeren, minister of the Reformed Dutch Church of Prattsville, inviting friends to join the Board of the Museum.


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