PAINTED APRONS

Program
Legends & Lore®
Subject
Folklore
Location
226 Neversink Drive, Huguenot, NY
Lat/Long
41.382668, -74.647636
Grant Recipient
Town of Deerpark
Historic Marker

PAINTED APRONS

Inscription

PAINTED APRONS
BLACK ROCK SCHOOL ATTACKED
BY BRANT'S RAIDERS, 1779.
GIRLS SPARED AS APRONS
MARKED WITH EMBLEM SIGNALING
RAIDERS NOT TO HARM THEM.
NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2015

It’s said that in July of 1779, during the Revolutionary War, Joseph Brant and his raiders swept through the Neversink Valley. They arrived at the Black Rock Schoolhouse, killing the teacher, but sparing the students who wore symbols on their aprons signaling not to harm them.