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Thu 03 Dec
Olana After Hours: Heather Bruegl And Joe Baker (VIRTUAL)
Thursday, December 3, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Join Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs, Stockbridge Munsee Community and Joe Baker, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Lenape Center, for a virtual conversation about the indigenous histories of the Hudson River and the surrounding region. This conversation will touch upon Bruegl and Baker's work as contemporary advocates in their communities today. Joe Baker is the founder of the Lenape Center which aims to continue the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts. In her role as the Director of Cultural Affairs, Heather Bruegl works to protect, preserve, and tell the history of the Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohican Indians.

Olana After Hours is a virtual platform for lively conversations with interdisciplinary practitioners discussing how their passions intersect with the ongoing story of Olana. Participants will be invited to join in the conversation so be sure to bring your own questions and refreshments to enjoy. Each conversation will be hosted on Zoom. A link to the program will be sent beforehand. $5 (FREE for members). Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938. Register

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
The Frederic Church Award Virtual Gala (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), a visionary and renaissance man, is considered one of the greatest 19th century landscape artists in America. The Olana Partnership established the Frederic Church Award to honor individuals who, through their vision, commitment and grasp of creative trends, make extraordinary contributions to American art and culture. Learn More
Sat 19 Dec
Family Explorer Tour: Winter Solstice Edition
Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana's designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly discussion and activities. Designed for families with children ages 5 and up.

$25 per family (up to four people) and $15 per family with Olana membership (up to four people). Advanced registration at OLANA.org. If you have more than four people in your family or would like further information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751- 6938. Register

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Winter Tree Walking Tours
Saturday, December 19, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

Discover and enjoy Olana's artist-designed landscape during this winter solstice walking tour. Despite the bare look of the forest during the winter months, a great deal is still happening out there in the woods. This gentle, 60-minute outdoor tour is open to all ages and will be led by John P. O'Grady, a writer, researcher, and educator with a background in environmental studies.

$10 ($5 members); kids under 12 free. Advance registration at OLANA.org. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938. Tickets

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Winter Tree Walking Tours
Saturday, December 19, 2020 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

Discover and enjoy Olana's artist-designed landscape during this winter solstice walking tour. Despite the bare look of the forest during the winter months, a great deal is still happening out there in the woods. This gentle, 60-minute outdoor tour is open to all ages and will be led by John P. O'Grady, a writer, researcher, and educator with a background in environmental studies.

$10 ($5 members); kids under 12 free. Advance registration at OLANA.org. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938. Tickets

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Cloud Appreciation Walk
Saturday, December 19, 2020 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

Look up! Join the Cloud Appreciation Society for this special walk celebrating the Winter Solstice. Take inspiration from Frederic Church's studies of Olana and observe the sky from different picturesque viewpoints. Hunt for and capture photos of your own cloud sightings and learn to see the winter sky in a brand new way. For all ages.

$10 ($5 members); kids under 12 free. Advance registration required at OLANA.org. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938. Tickets

Registration: Required
Fri 01 Jan
First Day Hike: Olana State Historic Site
Friday, January 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

First Day Hike Walking Tours

Friday, January 1, 2021; 10:00-11:00am and 1:00-2:00pm

(518) 751-0344

Celebrate the New Year with expansive views. Learn more about Olana and its artist-designed landscape on this special First Day Hike Walking Tour. Limited capacity; all attendants must register in advance. Masks required. FREE. Register in advance: https://www.olana.org/programs-events/

First Day Hike: Downloadable Landscape Tours

Walk Olana's 250 acres and learn about its history with Olana's landscape audio tours, available at https://www.olana.org/tour-category/audio/.

Registration: Required