Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY will celebrate the bald eagle‘s return to the Hudson River Valley after being on the brink of extinction, with eagle viewings on Saturdays, February 5th and 12th. [Read more…] about Spot Bald Eagles Events in Garrison, NY on Saturdays in February
On December 31, 2019, Barnabas McHenry is set to retire from his role as Chair of the Board of Directors at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, where he has served with distinction as a trustee since 1964.
Upon McHenry’s retirement, longstanding Board members Alexander Reese and Arnold S. Moss will serve as Acting Co-Chairs until the Board votes in a new Chair at its annual meeting in April 2020. [Read more…] about Boscobel Board Chair to Retire
This winter break, Boscobel House and Gardens is set to offer activities for parents and their children while they are off school. Winter Break takes place on Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27.
On each day at 9:30 am and then again at 1 pm, Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo will give families a fun flashlight tour of the mansion. Kids of all ages can enjoy hunting for gingerbread kids throughout the Historic House Museum, then join in a craft activity geared toward the season. [Read more…] about Winter Break for Families at Boscobel
The Boscobel House and Gardens is set to bring back their Twilight Tours this holiday season, beginning on November 29th. With the candlelit mansion decorated for 19th-century holidays and resonating with live, period string music performed by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Quintet, Twilight Tours offer a unique way ot experience Boscobel House and Gardens. [Read more…] about Twilight Holiday Tours At Boscobel House and Gardens
At the time of Boscobel Mansion’s construction in the early 19th century in Garrison, NY, the apple was America’s most important fruit, with thousands of varieties. Boscobel’s Apple Orchard features some of those heirloom varieties along some newer ones, all of which are prized today. [Read more…] about Boscobel’s Heritage Applefest Set For October 6th
The Boscobel House and Gardens in partnership with The Living History Education Foundation are set to present General Washington on the Hudson: The Battle of Stony Point, on Sunday, August 25 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Visited can see General George Washington inspect his troops, hear President Abraham Lincoln address his army, and experience a Parrott rifled cannon — originally forged in Cold Spring at the West Point Foundry — shooting across the Hudson River.
The Boscobel House and Gardens plan to re-open for the season on April 14th.
The 2019 season includes family-friendly programs such as Bring the Kids house tours with seasonal crafts and activities, the Ice Cream Social and Heritage Applefest, an Independence Day celebration featuring a performance by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra with views of the West Point fireworks over the Hudson River, and new Great Lawn picnic hours throughout the summer. This is in addition to Insider Tours of the Historic House Museum, whose interiors display an important collection of New York Neoclassical furniture. [Read more…] about Boscobel Re-opens For Season April 14th
The Boscobel in Garrison has announced a demonstration of the magic lantern and its unique features, set for Saturday, February 23 at 2:30 pm. As early as the 17th century, the magic lantern was used to project hand-painted slides in glowing, luminous color for awestruck audiences.
The presentation at Boscobel features filmmaker, author, and arcane media specialist Joel Schlemowitz’ demonstration of the 18th-century Phantasmagoria, a show which used the magic lantern to project images of ghosts and spirits. [Read more…] about A Magic Lantern Phantasmagoria at Boscobel
Boscobel House and Gardens has announced Twilight Tours set for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 23 – 25; Saturday and Sunday, December 1 – 2; and Saturday and Sunday, December 8 – 9.
The mansion will be candlelit and decorated for a 19th-century Christmas, with live, period string music. Tours depart from 3:30 to 7 pm, each tour will conclude with a reception in the decorated gallery. [Read more…] about Holiday Twilight Tours Returning to Boscobel
The Boscobel House and Gardens has announced its 2018 exhibition, Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design, featuring two dozen 18th and 19th century examples that are as functional as they are elegant. Collapsible chairs, tables, beds, and more were once considered essential equipment for military officers, Hudson River School artists, and well-heeled tourists. These ingeniously designed objects document the desire for the comforts of home, even when out on the road. [Read more…] about Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design