Featured Destination: Vanderbilt Mansion

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 … Continue reading Featured Destination: Vanderbilt Mansion

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/1/2016

This weekend: Author Talk with Stephen M. Silverman at the Erpf Center in Arkville. Silverman will be talking about his book “The Catskills: Its History, and How It Changed America;” Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream is performed at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. This year marks the 400th commemoration of Shakespeare’s death; And, Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra performs at the Culinary Institute of America … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 4/1/2016