Sands Ring Homestead Museum

Coordinates: 41°26′27″N 74°01′45″W / 41.44083°N 74.02917°W / 41.44083; -74.02917
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Sands-Ring Homestead
The house in 2007
Sands Ring Homestead Museum is located in New York
Sands Ring Homestead Museum
Sands Ring Homestead Museum is located in the United States
Sands Ring Homestead Museum
LocationMain St., Cornwall, NY
Nearest cityNewburgh
Coordinates41°26′27″N 74°01′45″W / 41.44083°N 74.02917°W / 41.44083; -74.02917
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Builtc. 1760 (1760)
MPSCornwall MPS
NRHP reference No.96000150[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 8, 1996

The Sands Ring Homestead Museum is a historic house located on Main Street in the Town of Cornwall, in Orange County, New York. It was built in 1760 by Nathaniel Sands for his cousin Comfort Sands. Comfort's wife, however, did not want to leave her home on Long Island, so Nathaniel and his family moved in. In 1777, Nathaniel gave the house as a wedding present to his son David and his bride Clementine Hallock. David, a member of the Society of Friends, opened the house to the Quaker community as a meetinghouse until the Quaker Meeting House located at 60 Quaker Avenue opened in 1790. His son David established a store on the site. It was one of the first meeting places of the Cornwall Quakers. Today it is used as museum featuring Colonial-era activities.[2]

It has been a Registered Historic Place since 1996.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-02-01. Note: This includes Anthony J. Ardito and John A. Bonafide (October 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Sands-Ring House" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-02-01. and Accompanying photographs

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