UHLS home page
The Libraries
Online Collections


waves.gif (873 bytes)

Nassau Free Library Online Collections

block.gif (846 bytes)block.gif (846 bytes)

Piano Action Factory -- Village of Nassau, New York

The Kosegarten Brothers Piano Action Works factory in the village of Nassau played an important role in early 1900s village life. In operation from around 1905 to 1928, it employed up to 160 men and women. Workers manufactured approximately 35,000 piano actions per year. The factory closed when radio and other forms of amusements replaced in-home entertainment. The Nassau Free Library has a collection of photographs, log books and early reminiscences from this factory that were donated by the Kosegarten family.

Nassphotofactory1.jpg (5489 bytes)
1x-medium.gif (844 bytes)  2x-large.gif (847 bytes)
Grubb & Kosegarten Brothers, Piano Forte Actions, Nassau, N.Y.


Cash Book, July 1904 - April 1905

Ledger Book, July 1904 - August 1905

Early Piano Makers in the Townships of Nassau and Schodack

Charles W. Kosegarten



Ralph Phillips Genealogy Collection -- Nassau, New York

Ralph Phillips traced family histories for nearly 70 years. The Nassau Free Library now houses these many files that contain names, dates and other information through which one can trace family roots. The following is a list of the family names he researched.

Ralph Phillips Genealogy Collection


Back to Local History Collection information

block.gif (846 bytes)block.gif (846 bytes)| About NICHE | The Libraries | Online Collections | Links | Search |

If you have any questions or comments about the Global NICHE project, please contact Rachel Baum.
1999 Upper Hudson Library System

waves.gif (873 bytes)