Peck's Park Historical Society PECK'S PARK SCHOOLHOUSE AND MUSEUM
104 Peck's Lake Road, Gloversville, NY 12078 Route 29A, five miles NW of Gloversville, NY
Located within the Adirondack Park, next to Peck's Lake on the way to Caroga, Pine and Canada Lakes.
The school was built by John Peck for his children and for the workers' children. His businesses were a tannery and sawmill. There was no electricity until 1938. In 1890 the teacher was paid $7.50 per week.The school continued until 1959.
The wonderful thing about the school is that all of the desks, etc. were stored by the Peck family.In 1995 the property use was donated by the Peck Family to the Historical Society and the school restored. It is a real functioning museum that people can walk into. Currently, classes are taught about the historic past in this well preserved museum, and in the present, the past is thoroughly enjoyed. It is a real country school, where you can sit at desks and ponder yesterday. Groups are strongly encouraged. There is also a beautifully posted nature trail built in 1999.
Open June through September every Wednesday & Saturday 1 to 4 PM. Special appointments for groups are encouraged for other days. Admission: A contribution
Contact: Alice Peck, President, phone 518- 725-6236 John L. Chrisman, Board Member, phone: 917-783-0368