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Sat 21 May
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free
Sun 22 May
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Sunday, May 22, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sat 28 May
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, May 28, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sun 29 May
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Sunday, May 29, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Mon 30 May
Memorial Day program: World War I and the End of the Gilded Age
Monday, May 30, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour chronicles how the Mills women and men participated in the war effort and explains how the extravagance of the Gilded Age era withered away in the cataclysm of the Great War. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Fri 03 Jun
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, June 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free in June
Sat 04 Jun
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/  Cost: free in June
Sat 04 Jun
The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh spring party/fundraiser: A Sunset Soirée
Saturday, June 4, 2022 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Join The Friends on the mansion grounds for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and stunning views. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: General ticket $125; Member ticket: $115</P>

Sun 05 Jun
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Sunday, June 5, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Fri 10 Jun
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free in June
Sat 11 Jun
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/  Cost: free in June
Sat 11 Jun
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, June 11, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sun 12 Jun
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Sunday, June 12, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Thu 16 Jun
Bright Spark in Freedom’s Pursuit: The People of Hyde Park’s New Guinea
Thursday, June 16, 2022 07:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Nestled in the U-shape of the elbow that lends its name to the Crum Elbow Creek, New Guinea (from the West African region "Guinea") was one of countless Free Black communities that emerged across the northern United States. Home to around 100 people at its peak in the 1820s, its residents were largely Black, but included people of mixed heritage including Native people and Whites. A central road, aptly named Fredonia Lane, remains in use today. Presented via Zoom, this 50-minute talk by Bill Jeffway, Executive Director of the Dutchess County Historical Society, will introduce the self-emancipated and formerly-enslaved residents of New Guinea from the Hudson Valley, the southern United States, even as far as Brazil! "Bright Spark in Freedom's Pursuit" will highlight the Black men, women, and children at one time working in the estates of the nation's most elite doctors, lawyers, and merchants, underscoring both great inequalities such as wealth and great equalizers such as pandemics. Reservation required for the program: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free
Fri 17 Jun
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, June 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free in June
Sat 18 Jun
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/  Cost: free in June
Sat 18 Jun
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, June 18, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sun 19 Jun
Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh: From Black Service to White Servants
Sunday, June 19, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
In 1810, there were nine Black people enslaved on the Staatsburgh estate. In 1910, there were no recorded Black employees working inside Staatsburgh – with only one documented Black resident in the entire hamlet. What happened? Join Staatsburgh staff for a conversation about this transition from a Black presence at Staatsburgh during the early 19th century to a total absence during the Gilded Age. Program length approx. 45 minutes. Reservations required for both programs: https://millsfriends.org/
Fri 24 Jun
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, June 24, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free in June
Sat 25 Jun
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/  Cost: free in June
Sat 25 Jun
Container Garden Activity
Saturday, June 25, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
As part of Dutchess County's "Great Estates and Landscape Weekends" program, The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh will present an activity on making a small container garden. Participants will receive a 10" pot and can choose plantings. Guidance will be offered to people who are new to container gardens, and experienced gardeners will be invited to share their knowledge. The activity materials will be provided for free thanks to the generous support of event sponsors The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh, Lowes of Kingston, and the Home Depot of Poughkeepsie. The event will take place rain or shine. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free
Sun 26 Jun
Container Garden Activity
Sunday, June 26, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
As part of Dutchess County's "Great Estates and Landscape Weekends" program, The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh will present an activity on making a small container garden. Participants will receive a 10" pot and can choose plantings. Guidance will be offered to people who are new to container gardens, and experienced gardeners will be invited to share their knowledge. The activity materials will be provided for free thanks to the generous support of event sponsors The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh, Lowes of Kingston, and the Home Depot of Poughkeepsie. The event will take place rain or shine. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free