This is a picture of the Bailey Room in the Brinckerhoff House of the East Fishkill Historical Society. The Board has agreed that it would be the historic site’s best interest if we made a new exhibit inside of our main building.
These two display cabinets were emptied and moved from the 1820 One-Room Schoolhouse into the Bailey Room. Some documents of Robert Van Wyck’s war diary, from the Civil War, will be moved from the older exhibit, which is currently in the upstairs of the Brinckerhoff House. The display cases from the upstairs of the Brinckerhoff House will be moved into the newly moved Ice House. Inside the Ice House, there will be an exhibit of the history of the Ice House, other ice houses, and the ice industry of East Fishkill (and the larger Hudson Valley). A lot of moving around and working hard, but our goal is to have a really nice exhibit room for this summer’s season.
If you, or anyone you know, has any information on ice houses, and the local ice industry in the Hudson Valley, please contact us (or have your friends contact us) as we encourage involvement from anyone interested.