Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Awards for Excellence program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional efforts among the Network’s members. Awards are made to projects that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the historic scene, material culture, and diversity of the region. [Read more…] about Greater Hudson Heritage Network 2023 Excellence Awards Announced
Wildfires burned more than 25 acres in six Upstate New York counties over the past week, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The wild land fires were the latest of dozens of fires started by inattentive campers, illegal brush burning and other causes that have rapidly spread in unusually hot and dry conditions across the state. One fire spread into Hudson Highlands State Park; another burned in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. [Read more…] about Wildfires Continue To Burn Upstate New York State
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
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
The Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, in partnership with The Living History Education Foundation has announced a Military Reenactment Day set for Sunday, August 26 from 11 am to 4 pm.
On the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, directly overlooking the Hudson River and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, military reenactors will set up encampments from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and World Wars. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills. [Read more…] about Military Reenactment Day at Boscobel, Garrison, NY
Celebrating its 5th decade as a historic house museum, Boscobel House and Gardens has opened for the season.
An 1824 inventory of the house, discovered in 1989, combined with more recent scholarly research projects, continues to inform the interpretation of Boscobel as it updates and improves the mansion’s furnishings and surrounding property. [Read more…] about Boscobel House and Gardens Open for the Season