ABOUT THE SETTLER'S COTTAGE Montgomery's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) began working in 2006 to restore an 1840s home in downtown Montgomery to use as a local archive and museum. The house, Settler's Cottage, is located at 198 N. River St. (in front of the Village Hall) across from the VFW Post #7452. Initially owned by Daniel S. Gray, the founder of Montgomery, this house is the oldest remaining structure in the Village.
The HPC sought grants and raised funds for several years to pay for the restoration of this building. It opens as a museum several times a year between April to October. There is no charge for admission. Exhibits rotate each year.