AN ONGOING LEGACY

OVER A CENTURY OF HISTORY

“To preserve, protect and improve all the physical assets owned by Arrow Park Inc. so as to maintain a place of beauty, peacefulness and recreation in a manner that permits Arrow Park, Inc. shareholders and their families and friends to enjoy this beauty.” Statement of Mission, Arrow Park Board of Trustees, 2017

Throughout the past seven decades Arrow Park has been a place of of meeting and celebration for all people that have "discovered" this quiet space in the foothills of the Catskills. Originally a place to escape from the city for the Schieffelin family during the early 1900s, Arrow Park (originally AROW Farm) grew from a small ethnic community to become a meeting place for people (literally thousands) of varied ethnic, cultural and political backgrounds. What all these people had in common was an appreciaion of nature, a sense of the dignity in daily life and an understanding that here was a place to enjoy both. The mainstay of Arrow Park is found in that practicality and simplicity. To appreciate Arrow Park, you must visit. If you are looking for a place for a special event, a getaway or retreat for a small group, or a venue that "doesn't fit the mold" of contemporary expectations – give us a call. We are aware of the quirkiness of our property and our history. We actually celebrate those things. And, we invite you to become a part of our story.

ARTICLES/ARCHIVE

 

COMMEMORATION OF YANKA KUPALA [2017]

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations

Arrow Park has been a center for multi-cultural meetings, events and programs for many decades. We welcome the diversity of groups, events, retreats and social gatherings....

 

FILM ADAPTATION OF CHEKHOV'S "THE SEAGULL" FILMED AT ARROW PARK [2015]

Michael Mayer, Director

There were limited activities at Arrow Park in the early and mid-Summer of 2015. It was planned. It was anticipated. The estate was closed to the general public and became the movie set for Michael Mayer's film adaptation of a Russian Classic...

 

ARROW PARK'S NEW DIRECTION [2013]

Courtesy: Orange Magazine

More than 60 years ago, 600 Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian immigrants purchased a Monroe estate to escape the heat of city summers... Reprint of article, Preserving a legacy (PDF), or visit publication site, Orange Magazine, April/May 2013, Page 11 (requires Adobe Flash)

 

 

ICE HARVEST FEST [2012]

Looking To The Past

Coupled with Museum Village and the Curran Homestead, Arrow Park hosted a day of educational instruction featuring hands-on participation in what it was like to harvest ice during the turn of the last century.

 

 

LUMMI HEALING POLE (TOTEM POLE [2002]

A Memorial to Victims and Families of 9/11

In 2002, carvers from the Lummi Nation crafted a 13-foot high red cedar Healing Pole and presented it to the victims at the site of the World Trade Center. It is now permanently located in Arrow Park, adjacent to Sterling Forest in Monroe, NY.  The Healing Pole

 

 

THE POETS GARDEN [1970]

Arrow Park Cultural Project Committee

Republished from the 1970 Original Commemorative Booklet as part of the 2018 Arrow Park 70th Anniversary Historical Archive. Available as a pdf-download

 

THE TILES OF ARROW PARK

The Artistry of Herman Carl Mueller

During the construction of the Mansion, the Schieffelins commissioned the celebrated ceramicist Carl Mueller to task the interior walls and decor.

 

 

HOW ARROW PARK CAME TO BE

The Schuyler Schieffelin Mansion and A Workers Union

A short history of the Arrow Park property and it's turn of the last century origins. 1909-2019.

Aerial Map of Arrow Park

Illustrated Map of Arrow Park

 

Building Our Archive

The history of Arrow Park has primarily been a word-of-mouth story passed on from generation to generation. As is often the case, there are assuredly certain elements have been lost in the telling, or particular stories are not even mentioned at all. In an effort to create a record for future generations, we have begun reviewing "what history we have" and invite any (and all) who would like to contribute to this archive to contact Arrow Park with information and resources you may have available.

In a digital age, we especially welcome any photographs, videos and literature (flyers, postcards, newspaper articles, etc.) that you may have found in family albums, shoeboxes and old attics. As well, we welcome the opportunity to record personal accounts of those that have been on the property throughout the decades. These are stories that should be told to children and grandchildren, friends and neighbors. If you would like to talk about what you have available, we would love to listen. Please contact the Arrow Park Webmaster with any questions you may have.

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