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The Mission of the Gomez Foundation for Mill House is to preserve the 290 year old Gomez Mill House historic site and share with the public stories of its major owner/builders and their significance to the hsitory of the region and America.
Historic site includes Gomez Mill House, Dard Hunter Paper Mill, ice house, root cellar and visitor's center. Located in Marlboro, Orange County New York, five miles north of Newburgh, it is as the oldest standing Jewish dwelling in North America. Built as a trading post on 6,000 acres of land purchased in 1714 by Luis Moses Gomez, a leader of New York's Colonial Sephardic Jewish Community and an American pioneer of the 17th & 18t century. It was also home to American Revolutionary Wolfert Acker, who built the second story and attic; Edward and William Henry Armstrong, 19th century gentleman farmers whose descendents are related through marriage to Peter Stuyvesant and the NY State political dynasty of Hamilton Fish; world renown craftsman-artisan Dard Hunter who lived in the house, built his first paper mill and produced many of his early signature works on the property in the early 20th century; and social activist, founding member of the NAACP, and colleague and co-author of W.E.B. DuBois, Martha Gruening.