& Ichabod Crane
on view during the 2018 Visitor Season
(Currently on View in the c1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse)
" ...I have known J. Merwin, Esq....for about a 3rd of a century, & believe him to be a man of honor and integrity and that he is the same person celebrated in the writings of the Hon. Washington Irving under the character of Ichabod Crane...." --Martin Van Buren, 1846
Washington Irving's "Sleepy Hollow" character 'Ichabod Crane' was patterned after the original Columbia County Schoolteacher, Jesse Merwin--hence the schoolhouse name.