Current Exhibits

One House, Many People


Workers at Rose Hill harvesting in the apple orchard.

Behind the beautiful façade, hundreds of people have labored to run Rose Hill from the time it was the center of a 1200-acre farm to its recent history as a historic house museum. The nature of the work and the people who do it, has changed over 200 years. One House, Many People chronicles enslaved, paid, and volunteer workers from Rose Hill.  Slavery was legal in New York from 1626 through the 1840s. From 1792 to 1826 enslaved people lived and worked on the Rose Hill property.