The Thomas Paine Cottage Museum and Sophia Brewster One-room Schoolhouse are owned and administrated by the Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association. Our mission is to preserve and perpetuate the history of the City of New Rochelle, with particular emphasis on its original Huguenot settlers and founding father Thomas Paine. The Thomas Paine Cottage is the last building in North America that was owned by Thomas Paine and is open to the public.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
— Thomas Paine