The Marlboro Union Free School and the Hudson River Fruit Exchange

August 16, 2016

According to Schools of the Town of Marlborough, “In 1888, because of crowded conditions, the community strongly felt the need of a new school. After careful deliberation, the property on the northeast corner of Grand and Church Streets was purchased from Matthew Berean.” The school was “first opened in December of 1888” and was located where the Marlboro Fire House stands today. The Marlboro Free Library began in this school, occupying it from 1911 to 1913 before relocating back again after the Marlboro Methodist Church fire of 1915. By 1936, the building was no longer used as a school and it became the Hudson River Fruit Exchange. The postcard of the school was published by J. Ruben of Newburgh. The photo showing the building as the Fruit Exchange was donated by J. Pizzo. Information gathered from Images of America: Marlborough.Hudson River Fruit ExchangeMarlboro School


The First National Bank, Marlboro, N.Y. Postcard

August 4, 2016


Donated by J. Diorio. Published by Ruben Publishing Co., Newburgh, N.Y.


“Images of America: Marlborough” photo book sold here at the Library!

July 26, 2016


Get a copy of this beautiful book for the sale price of $17 here at MFL!


Upcoming Local History Event at the Gomez Mill House

June 27, 2016

July 24th, Programs begin promptly at 1:00pm and are free to the public, unless otherwise stated.

PRESENTATION: J. STEPHEN CASSCLES, author. A History of Fruit Growing in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Local Breeding of New Varieties of Grapes, Raspberries, and Strawberries. Wine tasting, book signing.

Visit the Gomez Mill House website for more details at http://gomez.org


Past view of Route 9W, Marlborough.

June 21, 2016

Route 9W in the past


Local History Research In Action

June 16, 2016


This morning here at the Marlboro Library, we have two local history researchers using our microfilm reader and scanning old documents.


Upcoming Genealogy workshop at MFL

April 18, 2016