Events

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

Apr 1, 2017, 1:00 PM to Dec 23, 2017, 4:00 PM Location: 523 1/2 South Pearl St. Albany, NY 12202 In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, this tour will focus on fifth-generation Cherry Hill owner, Emily Rankin, who came of age as the suffrage debate was raging in New York and the nation. How did Emily's experiences at Cherry Hill, in Albany, and at Smith College shape her views on this critical issue of her time? Follow Emily's footsteps on a tour of her home, view some of her photographs and belongings, and find out which side Emily was on. More...
New Windsor Cantonment Opens for the Season

New Windsor Cantonment Opens for the Season

Apr 19, 2017, 10:00 AM to Oct 29, 2017, 5:00 PM Location: 374 Temple Hill Road New Windsor, New York 12553 The final winter encampment of the Continental Army opens for another season of tours and special events. More...
Historic Mansion Tours

Historic Mansion Tours

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM to Sep 24, 2017, 4:00 PM Location: 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 Perfect for first-time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately one hour. On the mansion tour, you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, cabinet room, Jay Gould’s private office, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room. The second-floor centers around the Grand Picture Gallery hung with its original and varied collection of European paintings. Impressive Tiffany and La Farge stained glass windows and decorative wall paintings adorn the gallery and adjacent bedrooms. More...
Backstairs Tours

Backstairs Tours

May 6, 2017, 11:30 AM to Sep 24, 2017, 12:00 AM Location: 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown NY, 10591 Backstairs Tour Details If you’ve taken the Classic Mansion Tour, chances are, you’ll be wanting more. This tour looks exclusively at ‘behind-the-scenes’ areas of the mansion. Come discover how during the Gilded Age and beyond, the staffs at Lyndhurst functioned to provide an efficient and seamless lifestyle for the Merritt and Gould Families! More...
Defying Labels: New Roles, New Clothes

Defying Labels: New Roles, New Clothes

Jun 15, 2017, 10:45 AM to Sep 24, 2017, 4:00 PM Location: 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 With a focus on daywear, the exhibition highlights the development of the design attitudes and vocabulary that are direct precursors to modern dressing. More...
 Historic Mount Lebanon site is open for tours!

Historic Mount Lebanon site is open for tours!

Jun 16, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017 Location: 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Historic Mount Lebanon site is open for tours! June 16, 2017-October 9, 2017; Fridays-Mondays, 10am-4pm More...
2017 World Canals Conference

2017 World Canals Conference

Sep 24, 2017, 12:00 AM to Sep 28, 2017, 12:00 AM Location: 100 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202 2017 World Canals Conference Coming to Syracuse More...

Help Rehab Trails at Breakneck Ridge

Sep 24, 2017, 8:30 AM Location: Breakneck Ridge Parking Area The Taconic Trail Crew constructs new trails and rehabilitates eroded and damaged trails. This year, a major part of our work will involve stone stair construction on the Undercliff Trail in Hudson Highlands State Park. If you enjoy working outdoors and want to learn more about how sustainable trails are built, the Taconic Crew wants to meet you. The team will be hard at work five days a week, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get out there and have some fun on the trail with us! Work trips are led by Trail Conference's on-staff field manager and Conservation Corps members. More...

Help Rehab the Appalachian Trail

Sep 24, 2017, 8:30 AM Location: Perkins Memorial Observatory The Megalithic Trail Crew is working on the award-winning relocation and restoration effort of the Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain State Park. If you enjoy working outdoors and have a thirst for knowledge, the Megalithic crews would love to meet you. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get out there and have some fun on the trail with us! Work trips are led by Trail Conference's on-staff field managers and Conservation Corps members. More...

Help Build a New Multi-use Trail in Sterling Forest

Sep 24, 2017, 8:30 AM Location: Sterling Forest State Park If you enjoy working outdoors and have a thirst for knowledge, the Floworks and Palisades Crews would love to meet you. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get out there and have some fun on the trail with us! More...

Appalachian Trail Rehabilitation/Relocation Project

Sep 24, 2017, 9:00 AM Location: Appalachian Trail - Harriman State Park Join the Long Distance Trails Crew of the New York - New Jersey Trail Conference on the Appalachian Trail (AT) at Harriman State Park, NY. We will be working on trail rehabilitation or relocation of an original section of the AT on West Mountain or Black Mountain. Learn how to build sustainable trails including how to move large rocks, bench cut trails, and build stone steps and crib walls. Much of the work will involve using heavy hand tools and some rigging with a high line (overhead cable) to move heavy rocks. There will also be lighter duty work but all involves moderate to strenuous physical labor. The work-sites are about a mile from the parking area and road and there will be very little carrying of equipment to the site. No experience is necessary; the crew provides the necessary equipment, training, and camaraderie for a fun and rewarding day where you will be able to immediately see the results of your efforts. All you need to provide is lunch and water, gloves, a smile, and a desire to work hard and safely in the great outdoors. More...

Hurds Family Farm Cornmaze

Sep 24, 2017, 9:00 AM Location: Hurds Family Farm: Meet at Historic Dutch Barn Join us at a New York State Century Farm for an exciting family friendly 2 acre cornfield "Bring in the Pollinators" maze hike. Enjoy fresh air and exercise as you wander the pathways of this 2017 Farm Scene Investigation Mystery Adventure. Younger ramblers enjoy the Farm Animal Tracks Mystery Game, 2-8 yr. olds. Shhh....big kids will love it too! Come, make a day of it, discover the 25 fun & educational outdoor activities created for families on this Pride of New York Ulster County farm. Activities include a humongous jumping pillow, gem mining, farm pets, mini maze with an outdoor storybook, Jack and the Cornstalk, popular cow train, Kids Corral, and so much more! More...

Guided Tours at Mount Lebanon

Sep 24, 2017, 10:00 AM Location: Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon Visit the North Family at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark. Mount Lebanon was the leading Shaker society in America from its founding in 1787 through its closing in 1947, and the North Family was its face to the wider World, composed of some of the most progressive and public Shakers in Shaker history. Explore the North Family in daily guided tours. New for 2017 is a walking tour exploring the lives and work of women at the North Family - the Shaker Sisterhood. View exhibitions of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections, dive into educational resources at our Visitor Center, and browse the Museum Store, located in the Granary – featuring a wide selection of books and gifts, including an expanded selection of products from the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, Maine, the last remaining active community. More...

Bannerman Castle Kayak Tour

Sep 24, 2017, 10:00 AM Location: Storm King Adventure Tours Here is your opportunity to get a close-up look at the famous Bannerman's Island Castle. Kayak beneath the mighty Storm King Mountain, crossing the river to Breakneck Ridge where we will head north towards the island. Then enjoy a leisurely paddle around our region's most prominent landmarks while hearing the history behind the castle. More...

USS SLATER Open for Tours

Sep 24, 2017, 10:00 AM Location: Albany Tour the last World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. USS SLATER is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is charged. More...