Marlboro Free Library Awarded a Grant to Partner with Local Heritage Site, the Gomez Mill House!

Marlboro Free Library Awarded a Grant to Partner with Local Heritage Site, the Gomez Mill House!

The Marlboro Free Library and the Gomez Mill House are pleased to announce that they are recipients of a Library & Museum Partnerships Project grant, totaling $10,982.00, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Early this year, the Marlboro Free Library will collaborate with the Gomez Mill House to create a virtual tour of the Gomez Mill House, one of the oldest Jewish Heritage sites in North America. This tour will be featured on the Library’s Discover Marlboro app this summer.

Drawing from each institution’s collections and records, this tour will focus on the narratives of the indigenous peoples’ use of the surrounding land, the site’s owners, and the property’s history of slavery. The Marlboro Free Library will further draw from its local history collection to relate these narratives to the town’s broader history. Artifacts, photographs, maps, and old documents will be digitized for the first time and made readily accessible to the public. Access to this tour will be made public in June 2022.

Discover Marlboro: The Story of the Gomez Mill House is supported with [or “in part with”] federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS; imls.gov) and administered by Southeastern NY Library Resources Council.