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Sat 21 Jan
"World War I and the End of the Gilded Age" Tour
Saturday, January 21, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

To commemorate the centennial years of WWI, tour the mansion to learn about the impact of the Great War on the Gilded Age and the Mills family. Reservations required. Call 845-889-8851 to reserve. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Students & Seniors, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion Members, Children 12 and under are free.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Jan
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: What's Worth Collecting?
Sunday, January 29, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

What's Worth Collecting – Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: Comparing the collecting and decorating choices of the Mills Family at Staatsburgh and Frederic Church at Olana.

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. Hear from two curators why both the Mills and Church families chose decorative objects and how they obtained the pieces that still grace these homes today.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Feb
"World War I and the End of the Gilded Age" Tour
Saturday, February 4, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

To commemorate the centennial years of WWI, tour the mansion to learn about the impact of the Great War on the Gilded Age and the Mills family. Reservations required. Call 845-889-8851 to reserve. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Students & Seniors, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion Members, Children 12 and under are free.

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Feb
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Famous Love Stories of the Gilded Age
Sunday, February 12, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. Enjoy a Valentine tea plus a chocolate treat and listen to stories of true love and devotion.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Feb
"America's Elite in the Downton Abbey Era" Tour
Saturday, February 18, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh's real- life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Millses' daughter, like Downton Abbey's Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion. Call (845) 889-8851 to reserve.

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Feb
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age
Sunday, February 26, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. Today, Vanderbilt Mansion curator Frank Futral will discuss the organization of labor in the Vanderbilt household in Hyde Park.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Mar
"World War I and the End of the Gilded Age" Tour
Saturday, March 4, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

To commemorate the centennial years of WWI, tour the mansion to learn about the impact of the Great War on the Gilded Age and the Mills family. Reservations required. Call 845-889-8851 to reserve. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Students & Seniors, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion Members, Children 12 and under are free.

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Mar
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Under-where?
Sunday, March 12, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. Today, learn about historic undergarments along with a demonstration of all the required layers!

The UnderWhere? 1880 lecture includes many historic illustrations and a live model to show you just what's required to mold the human body into a fashionable Victorian silhouette. The audience will have the chance to see firsthand a bustle, petticoats, and of course a corset. Lecturer Kjirsten Gustavson brings 15 years of experience as a costume historian and seamstress to this lively, fun and family-friendly talk.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Mar
"America's Elite in the Downton Abbey Era" Tour
Saturday, March 18, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh's real- life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Millses' daughter, like Downton Abbey's Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion. Call (845) 889-8851 to reserve.

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Mar
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Votes for Women: Where Did New York's Upper Crust Fall?
Sunday, March 26, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. Today, we will explore the question: How did the very wealthy women of Mrs. Mills' circle feel about the right of women to vote?
Registration: Required
Sun 02 Apr
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Elegance and Aspiration: Money, Taste & Jewelry in America's Gilded Age
Sunday, April 2, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. Newark Museum curator Ulysses Dietz will speak today about jewelry that became increasingly extravagant during this era. 
Registration: Required
Sun 09 Apr
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Fashion on the Titanic
Sunday, April 9, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. What would you pack for your voyage on the Titanic? From fashionable 1st class to functional 3rd class, we'll look at the styles of 1912. Program also takes place on April 23rd.
Registration: Required
Sun 23 Apr
Gilded Age Tea & Talk: Fashion on the Titanic
Sunday, April 23, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room while listening to talks about different aspects of Gilded Age history. Each guest will receive a gift of Staatsburgh Blend tea created by Harney & Sons. Snow date is the following Sunday. $30/person, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion. Reservations required: 845-889-8851. What would you pack for your voyage on the Titanic? From fashionable 1st class to functional 3rd class, we'll look at the styles of 1912. Program also takes place on April 9th.
Registration: Required