Van Bunschooten Museum
The Van Bunschooten Museum is a historic home that serves as the headquarters for the Chinkchewunska Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution. It was built in the early 1790s by Dutchman Elias Van Bunschooten, a minister who served in the Dutch Reformed Church for 40 years. The house contains many of the original furnishings owned by Bunschooten's family and his descendants. These include antiques, quilts, woven coverlets, furniture, oil paintings, and cookware. Around 700 books are also in the house. There are other structures on the property including the outhouse, carriage house and milk house. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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