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Pratt Museum receives restoration grant

Apr 30, 2012 6:28 am
Michael Ryan of the Windham Journal writes the award of a $12,000 grant will allow one of the oldest buildings in Prattsville to be restored. The Pratt Museum hopes to develop the site, which includes a vintage barn, as a museum of local history and/or apartment units. The Preservation League of New York State recently presented an American Express grant to the Zadock Pratt Museum for restoration of the Arnold House. The house dates back to the town's official founder, Colonel Zadock Pratt, who came to the settlement known as Schoharie kill in 1824. He designed and built Prattsville, one of the first planned communities in New York, home to one of the largest tanneries in the world. Read the full story in the Windham Journal.