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Sun 25 Feb
Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series: Belle da Costa Greene
Sunday, February 25, 2024 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Enjoy tea and scones in the formal dining room while listening to talks about Gilded Age history. Staatsburgh's manager, Pam Malcolm, will explore how Belle da Costa Greene spent 43 years guiding the formation of J. P. Morgan's rare book collection (now The Morgan Library) while hiding her African American heritage in order to achieve her professional goals. COST $60/PERSON Reservations required: TeaAndTalk.Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 02 Mar
A Life in Service
Saturday, March 2, 2024 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
It took a small army to run a Gilded Age estate. See the mansion through the servants' eyes, as they rose before dawn and toiled until after midnight. The tour—led by a costumed guide—will include visiting the unrestored servants' hall. Even in its unrestored state, the hall is a striking artifact of servant life and work, featuring the servants' dining room, the footmen's bedrooms, and the tiled kitchen with its massive coal range. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sat 02 Mar
Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh: From Black Service to White Servants
Saturday, March 2, 2024 02:00 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. What happened? Join Staatsburgh staff for a conversation about their new research into this transition from a Black presence at Staatsburgh during the early 19th century to a total absence during the Gilded Age. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: free.
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 AM
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 the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sun 10 Mar
Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series: A History of Tea Drinking in New York State
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Learn about the history of tea in colonial New York, from its introduction in Dutch New Netherland to the Tea Act boycotts of the American Revolution. Sarah Wassberg-Johnson from Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site will lead us on a journey through the history of tea and sugar, and New York's unique role in American tea culture. COST $60/PERSON Reservations required: http://bit.ly/staatsburgh-tea-and-talk.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 AM
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 the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh: From Black Service to White Servants
Saturday, March 16, 2024 02:00 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. What happened? Join Staatsburgh staff for a conversation about their new research into this transition from a Black presence at Staatsburgh during the early 19th century to a total absence during the Gilded Age. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: free.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:00 AM
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 the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series: The Beautiful Architecture and Tragic Life of Arnout Cannon Jr.
Sunday, March 24, 2024 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Some of the most glorious buildings of Poughkeepsie and its surrounding communities were the work of one man, Arnout Cannon Jr. His vision gave us such masterpieces as the Masonic Temple on Cannon Street and Rhinecliff's Wilderstein. Many of the homes he designed are still cherished today. However, even with all of the beauty he created, his life was full of tragedy. Shannon Butler, the Historian for the Poughkeepsie Public Library, shares the work and life of Arnout Cannon Jr. COST $60/PERSON Reservations required: http://bit.ly/staatsburgh-tea-and-talk.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 30, 2024 11:00 AM
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 the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required