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Monday, March 5, 2012

Cure for Cabin Fever: A Spring Trip to Garrison and Beacon, NY


Anyone who enjoys local history, or haven't been to these communities before, should check out this spring trip.
Release from the Waterford Historical and Cultural Center:
Who: The Waterford Historical Museum and CulturalCenter
What: Spring Day Trip to Boscobel and Mount Gulian Historic Sites in Garrison and Beacon , N.Y.
Where: Waterford Museum, 2 Museum Lane, Waterford NY
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Admission: Current members- $80.00 - non-members $85.00.
Details: Are you ready for a day out after a long winter? Then come along on the Waterford Historical Museumand Cultural Center’s Spring Day Trip for guided tours of Boscobel and Mount Gulian Historic Sites,two landmarks in the Hudson River Valley. Save the date and bring your friends.
Boscobel is a federal period house museum in Garrison, N.Y., situated on a bluff overlooking the river across from West Point.The mansion was completed in 1808 for the States Morris Dyckman family,loyalists during the American Revolution. Lunch will be at the Riverview Restaurant, Cold Spring, N.Y. starting with a mixed greens salad followed by entrée choices of either chicken scaloppini with herbs and mashed potatoes or salmon, vegetables risotto and maple glaze, followed by dessert and beverages– coffee or tea.
After lunch we will move on to Mount Gulian HistoricSite in Fishkill-Beacon area. Many people have lived and influenced events at Mount Gulian:Wappingers Indians, the Verplanck family, Society of Cincinnati (the first veterans fraternal organization in the U.S.), James Brown (a runaway slave) and General Friederick von Steuben a hero of the American Revolutionary War. The original house and Dutch Barn were built by a Dutch merchant in the 1730s.Departure will be at 8am and we will return at about 5:30pm.The trip package includes parking, motor coach transportation, admission fees, guided tour and lunch for only $85.00. For more information and to make reservations call Emily Wilson at 518-237-7122 (paid reservations must be in by March 23rd).

1 Comments:

Blogger B said...

While you're in the area, check out the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center, the boardwalks are pretty amazing.

March 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM 

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