Monroe in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Roscoe W. Smith
Roscoe W. Smith
Old Museum Village of Smith’s Clove
Founded 1950 Dedicated 1964
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 41° 20.715′ N, 74° 11.975′ W. Marker is in Monroe, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Route 17M (New York State Route 17M) 0.2 miles east of Museum Village Road. Marker is located in the central mall of Museum Village, behind the main entrance gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 Route 17M, Monroe NY 10950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Monroe (approx. 0.8 miles away); Monroe, New York (approx. one mile away); Crane Park (approx. one mile away); Monroe School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rest Haven (approx. 1.1 miles away); Landmark of Monroe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Village of Monroe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Monroe Cheese Co. (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Regarding Roscoe W. Smith. Museum Village was the vision of Roscoe William Smith, an electrical engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector who contributed to his native Orange County in many ways during his 99 years. Roscoe made his fortune as founder of the Orange and Rockland electric company in 1905. The wealth he generated from his successful company and investments allowed him to give back to the community in many ways. Probably Mr. Smith's most cherished gift to the local community was Museum Village of Old Smith's Clove. Mr. Smith was passionate about American history and was an avid collector of Americana. His collection varied widely, from textiles and porcelain items to horse-drawn carriages. His main interest, was in craft tools and mechanical devices: their invention, adaptation and development which he realized were slowly disappearing.
(from Museum Village website)
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