This year Staatsburgh will take part in the 10th anniversary of the NYS Parks “First Day Hike” tradition, featuring outdoor guided walks on Staatsburgh’s grounds, on Friday, January 1st, at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. [Read more…] about First Day Hikes at Staatsburgh
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
The Staatsburgh State Historic Site has announced an online gingerbread house contest for children, families and adults, with prizes in each category. [Read more…] about A Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
The Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host Hidden History in the Woods, a new guided hike set for September 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th. [Read more…] about A New Outdoor History Hike at Staatsburgh
Every spring Staatsburgh State Historic Site, which includes a Beaux-Arts mansion designed by McKim, Mead, and White and the home’s surrounding landscape in the Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park in Dutchess County, NY, offers tours of the mansion commemorating the tragedy of the Titanic disaster.
This year, with the ongoing pandemic, the historic site has instead released some online content about the Titanic that can be accessed from home. [Read more…] about Annual Titanic Commemoration Goes Online
Staatsburgh State Historic Site has announced the release of new interpretive content on their Facebook, blog, and youtube channel. [Read more…] about Enjoying Staatsburgh Historic Site From Home
Figure skating has changed tremendously in the last 100 years: many of the dramatic jumps, spins and acrobatics of the 21st century were unheard of a century ago, and the clothing, skates, and ice surface of the Gilded Age created a very different sport than the modern one we know.
Combining two areas of expertise, Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s curator, Maria Reynolds, who is also a competitive figure skater, will explore the popularity of skating during the Gilded Age on January 18, 2020, at 1 pm. Staatsburgh’s former resident, Ruth Mills, was an avid skater, and this talk will also explore some of the moves that she performed. [Read more…] about Art on Ice: Gilded Age Figure Skating
Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s curator Dr. Maria Reynolds is set to offer a special tour of the site called “A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-See,” on Saturday, February 23rd at 1 pm. [Read more…] about Upcoming Curator Tours at Staatsburgh
Staatsburgh State Historic Site has announced a guided tour with Staatsburgh’s Curator Dr. Maria Reynolds has been set for Saturday, September 15th at 1 pm.
The tour, “A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-See” will focus on some of the most interesting items in Staatsburgh’s collection. It will include stories about the paintings, furniture, and objects that are hard to see and often unnoticed while touring the house. [Read more…] about New Curator’s Tour of Staatsburgh State Historic Site
On Sunday, August 26 at 10 am, historian Kjirsten Gustavson is set to present “Women on a Wheel” at Staatsburgh State Historic Site. The program will combine history, costumed interpretation, and a short bike ride through the hamlet of Staatsburg, which surrounds the Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River.
In the 19th Century, the bicycle took the world by storm, and in the process, transformed women’s lives. Suddenly, they were more athletic, more mobile and… in need of bloomers. Susan B. Anthony once said of the bicycle, “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.” [Read more…] about Women on a Wheel: History Talk and Bike Ride
Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s “Gilded Age Experience Deluxe Audience Participation Tour,” on Sunday, June 24th (at 1 pm), lets visitors participate in activities that took place in the mansion 100 years ago.
A cast of costumed interpreters who portray guests and servants of Staatsburgh’s turn-of-the-century owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, who resided at Staatsburgh — their country estate on the Hudson River — each autumn, hosting lavish weekend parties for America’s wealthiest and most elite society.
Visitors will be announced by the butler, and then meet Staatsburgh’s guests and servants. As they tour the house, visitors will calm the flustered chambermaid, assist the footman with the formal dining room table settings, and try out their skill as a lady’s maid or valet. [Read more…] about Gilded Age Interactive Audience Tour in Dutchess County