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Museum Village Establishes Endowment Fund

Paul Campanella, Treasurer of Museum Village Board of Directors (left) and Michael Sosler, Executive Director of Museum Village (right), give Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President & CEO, a tour of Museum Village.

Museum Village, an open-air historical museum located in Monroe, has recently established an Agency Endowment Fund within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. This fund was created by the Staff and Board of Directors to ensure the long-term sustainability of this unique museum that offers visitors the opportunity to explore vignettes of 19th century American life. 

Museum Village was established in 1950 by Roscoe William Smith with a vision to educate generations of Americans about the work and life of their ancestors. His work was not in vain with the museum in its sixty-eighth year of successful operation. The establishment of the fund within CFOS is sweetened by the contributing force of the late Mr. Smith’s granddaughter Nan Russell and her husband Pat, who feel a special connection with the museum and property. Nan had a close relationship with her grandfather and remembers fondly the time spent with him and his eclectic collection of historical pieces. 

Amongst those in support of this latest plan for long term success if Michael Sosler, Executive Director of Museum Village. “The establishment of this fund furthers the legacy of Roscoe Smith and his vision of ‘Old Museum Village of Smith’s Clove.’ This will also prove the endurance of Museum Village and will allow us to continue into the future. This endowment is being set aside to maintain the buildings and protect the valuable assets of this museum. Because of the generosity of Nan and Pat Russell, future generations will enjoy this remarkable 19th Century Living History Museum for many years to come” said Michael. 

About Museum Village: Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history. 

Contributions to the fund may be made to CFOS-Museum Village Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan. Secure online donations can be made here

Upcoming Events

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Summer Concert Series – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Church Park
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for a concert on the green every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of the village. 

Sep
13
Fri
2019
7th Annual Spirit, Beer & Wine Fundraiser @ Downtown Barn
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event benefits the Liberty Rotary Club Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. 

Sponsor levels:

Top Shelf – $500 or more

Premium – $250-$499

Stout – $100-$249

Pilsner – $50-$99

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Trotter Auction – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Limoncello at the Orange Inn
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come bid on your favorite horses to benefit both our local artists and our local programs. 

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Fall Ball – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Stagecoach Inn
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our cocktail party fundraiser in the newly renovated space at the Stagecoach Inn. The restaurant will be closed to the public during this event to allow for dancing, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. 

Early bird ticket pricing:
$110 Single Ticket
$200 Couple

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Fall Festival – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Myron Urbanski Memorial Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring our first ever kickball tournament, art walk, pumpkin carving and more! 

Ticket pricing to follow.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Village of Goshen Tree Lighting – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Church Park
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm

Featuring music, kids’ activities, carolers, readings and more! 

Dec
31
Tue
2019
New Year’s Eve Family Fun Festival @ TBD
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring music, children’s activities and a 9:00 PM ball drop.

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