Category: mansions

Featured Destination: Vanderbilt Mansion

Vanderbilt Mansion. © Simona David

Situated on the east bank of the Hudson River in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, Vanderbilt Mansion is a classic example of the Gilded Age country estate in America. The Gilded Age spanned from 1870 to 1900, and was an era characterized by rapid economic growth and wealth accumulation.

Frederick William and Louise Vanderbilt bought the estate in 1895, and expanded and re-modeled the property in the Beaux-Arts architectural style. The interiors are lavishly decorated with European antiques and period reproductions. The estate also includes gardens, designed in the Italian style, and overlooks the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. Guided tours are offered every day, year round.

119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

(845) 229-7770

For more information and current hours of operation, visit

http://www.historichydepark.org

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Weekend in the Catskills – 5/20/2016

This weekend:

  • Art Society of Kingston is hosting its annual gala “A Night at the ASKars” at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory;
  • “Portrait Gallery” Art Show opens at Wired Gallery in High Falls – featured artists include painter Claire Lambe and photographer Kellie Merchant;
  • And, Olana State Historic Site, home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, opens its grounds for guided tours by open-air electric vehicles.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/8/2016

This weekend:

  • Woodstock Writers Festival celebrates its seventh anniversary;
  • Carlos Santana performs at the Bardavon Opera House;
  • And, Dr. Wanda M. Corn from Stanford University speaks at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, exploring Artists’ Homes and Studios as Archive and Romance Places.

Find more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/11/2016

This weekend:

  • Thomas Cole as designer and architect Sunday lecture at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill;
  • Text-based art at the Woodstock Framing Gallery, including stamp art by Molly Rausch;
  • And, Alice in Wonderland Adventures at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Read more at Upstater.com.

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 2/19/2016

This weekend:

  • Richard Edelman’s Stolen Portraits at the Center for Photography at Woodstock;
  • Stitch and Sip: Samplers 1.0 Quilting Workshop at Olana;
  • And, New York in Bloom at the New York State Museum in Albany.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 12/25/2015

This weekend:

  • Stamp artist Molly Rausch is showing at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM);
  • Samuel F. B. Morse’s Locust Grove Mansion is open for holiday tours;
  • And, the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

Read more at Upstater.com.

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Weekend in the Catskills – 12/18/2015

This weekend:

  • The Object Lesson at Fisher Center;
  • Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs Messiah at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston;
  • Frosty Fest takes place in Ulster Park;
  • And, the SPARKLE Festival is hosted at Boscobel mansion in Garrison.

Read more at Upstater.com.