Category Archives: Women

Dear Rowena…

Greetings! This is Ashley Trainor, senior at SUNY New Paltz majoringin history with a minor in anthropology, and Zachary Rousseas, juniorat SUNY New Paltz majoring in history and women’s, gender, andsexuality studies with a minor in political science, and we … Continue reading

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Tot ziens, À bientôt, See you Later*

This past Sunday I received a BA in History and English during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at SUNY New Paltz. Now that I am thrust into the real world, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on … Continue reading

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Pencil me in…

It’s strange to think of how small the world really is. In September 2010, a stranger e-mailed our Curator of Collections stating that he had found something that we might find interesting. Mr. Cecil Leslie of Wooster, Ohio had found … Continue reading

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Flowers Blooming in Deyo Hall

There is a new addition to our gallery in Deyo Hall, a 19th century hexagon quilt. An old label found pinned to this quilt reads “Crib spread – 1824 – Presented by Mrs. Peter W. DuBois – 1900.” In 1900, … Continue reading

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Those Deyo Girls

Gertrude, Elvira and Petronella, the three daughters of Matthew Deyo and Julia Etta DuBois, were born and raised in Rosendale, New York. There is little information about the girls’ private lives, but what we do know, comes from their personal artifacts. … Continue reading

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