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Tue 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 11:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Have you ever wanted to step into a piece of art? Now is your chance! Help us kick off the new year right by joining us for a walk along the artist-designed Ridge Road carriage drive, as we explore Olana as an inspiration for the creation of art through the centuries.

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Registration: Required
Wed 19 Dec
Gray Matters: Connecting Dementia & Alzheimer’s to Olana
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Join us for Olana's bimonthly program designed for individuals with early stages Alzheimer's & Dementia and their family or caregivers. This program invites all participants to take part in conversation and create art around specific Olana-related themes. Once a month the program will be outside in Frederic Church's artist-designed landscape; participants will be driven on the historic carriage roads in an electric carriage. The other program of each month will take place inside the Persian-style Main House. Participants are welcome to join us at 3:30 for tea and cake in the Visitor Center before the program begins. Please make advanced reservations as this program is limited to 10 people.

3:30PM for tea and cake, 4-5PM tour Main House | Location: Visitor Center | Free For more information and tickets visit

Registration: Required