Date(s) - 09/14/2019
10:00 am-2:00 pm
MATTHEWIS PERSEN HOUSE MUSEUM
A companion to Gysbert’s Inventory, the Ulster County Clerk’s Office presents this exhibit which explores the public auction of the inventory created after Gysbert Van Imbroch’s passing in 1665. Learn about the value of items to the residents of Wiltwyck. Were books worth more than clothing? Did kitchenware sell for more than livestock? Answer these questions and more while viewing Gysbert’s Auction.
The Matthewis Persen House is one of Ulster County’s oldest, most significant buildings. Named after its longest residing owner, Matthewis Persen (1739-1819), the House is located within Kingston’s Stockade National Historic District. Its earliest portions date from c. 1661 and it is one of four landmark buildings on each corner of John and Crown Streets. Each house at this intersection pre-dates the Revolutionary War.
The Persen House is open September 7 – November 23: Saturdays Only 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by Appointment.