Welcome to virtual home of the Kripplebush Schoolhouse Museum.  We are located in Kripplebush a small hamlet of Marbletown in the beautiful Rondout Valley of New York.

The Kripplebush Schoolhouse, an original one room schoolhouse, and the Lodge Hall located behind it are proud examples of a community's success in preserving its historical assets.  This challenging restoration has required generous public support, in dollars as well as in labor.  Our organization has been assisted in its efforts by membership contributions and by volunteer activities.

The schoolhouse has been set up the way it was in the early 1900s.  We have worked with local people concerned with preservation of local history, as well as with former students.  Even a professional movie set designer has helped us pay careful attention to historical details.

The Lodge Hall displays authentic furniture and articles common to the way that daily life was then lived.  Our museum offers the possibility of taking a step back in time.  Visitors find it a wonderful opportunity to see and understand subtle and significant ways in which our local culture has changed and how our society has progressed.

The history of Kripplebush is a rich story that shows us how a proud past can inspire the future of an ever changing community.  We would greatly appreciate any help that you could provide for us in meeting our future goals for this lovely community resource.