suffrage , phrenology and spiritualism were held in the church. During the Civil War (American Civil War) the church was used for packing barrels of supplies for Union Army soldiers. In 1867, the Pultneyville Lyceum began performing improvised stage productions with gasoline lamps serving as spotlights. Contemporary community theater organizations have continuously staged productions in the building since 1961. As a result the Library of Congress found Gates Hall to be the second
accessdate 4 August 09 The land grant encompassed a more general area than the contemporary community known as ''Tierra Amarilla''.