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Thu 29 Sep
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Thursday, September 29, 2022 until Friday, September 30, 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Fri 30 Sep
What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, September 30, 2022 11:00 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $5 per person; children 12 and under are free.
Sat 01 Oct
Children’s program: Shaping Staatsburgh: Explore the Language of Architecture
Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Buildings come in many different sizes and styles, designed for different uses and tastes. Join site staff for a 1-hour walk around the estate to examine the mansion and other estate buildings while learning the language of architecture and why buildings look the way they do. Appropriate for children ages 9-15; must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $2/child, accompanying adults are free; $5/person for adults attending without a child.
Sat 01 Oct
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, October 1, 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sun 02 Oct
Tales of the Titanic
Sunday, October 2, 2022 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Visit the home of Titanic ticket holders Ogden and Ruth Mills to hear tales of the Titanic's voyage as we point out the remarkable similarities between Staatsburgh's rooms and what you would have seen on the Titanic. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Fri 07 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, October 7, 2022 11:00 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $5 per person
Fri 07 Oct
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Friday, October 7, 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sat 08 Oct
Staatsburg Village Walking Tour
Saturday, October 8, 2022 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This 90-minute walk in the village of Staatsburg will explore the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburg and its connection to the Mills family. The walk leader will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburg's vibrant past and the legacy of Ruth and Ogden Mills beyond the estate walls. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: free
Sat 08 Oct
Gilded Age Scandals!
Saturday, October 8, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but their Gilded Age friends were not! Learn about the scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century while touring the mansion. Due to the fascinating but sometimes risqué content of this tour, it is not recommended for younger visitors. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students.
Sun 09 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Sunday, October 9, 2022 11:00 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $5 per person
Sun 09 Oct
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Sunday, October 9, 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Mon 10 Oct
Talk: Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh: From Black Service to White Servants
Monday, October 10, 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 an apparent absence during the Gilded Age. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: free
Fri 14 Oct
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Friday, October 14, 2022 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 servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Fri 14 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, October 14, 2022 11:00 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $5 per person
Sat 15 Oct
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Saturday, October 15, 2022 11:00 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. Due to the fascinating but sometimes risqué content of this tour, it is not recommended for younger visitors. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $2/child, accompanying adults are free; $5/person for adults attending without a child.
Sat 15 Oct
Gilded Age Scandals!
Saturday, October 15, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but their Gilded Age friends were not! Learn about the scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century while touring the mansion. Due to the fascinating but sometimes risqué content of this tour, it is not recommended for younger visitors. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students.
Sun 16 Oct
A Gathering of Old Cars
Sunday, October 16, 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
See classic cars in a Great Gatsby setting during peak leaf peeping season.
Fri 21 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, October 21, 2022 11:00 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $5 per person
Sat 22 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Saturday, October 22, 2022 11:00 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $5 per person
Sat 22 Oct
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, October 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sun 23 Oct
Gilded Age Scandals!
Sunday, October 23, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but their Gilded Age friends were not! Learn about the scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century while touring the mansion. Due to the fascinating but sometimes risqué content of this tour, it is not recommended for younger visitors. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students.
Fri 28 Oct
Gilded Age Scandals!
Friday, October 28, 2022 01:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but their Gilded Age friends were not! Learn about the scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century while touring the mansion. Due to the fascinating but sometimes risqué content of this tour, it is not recommended for younger visitors. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students.
Fri 28 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, October 28, 2022 11:00 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $5 per person
Sat 29 Oct
Staatsburg Village Walking Tour
Saturday, October 29, 2022 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This 90-minute walk in the village of Staatsburg will explore the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburg and its connection to the Mills family. The walk leader will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburg's vibrant past and the legacy of Ruth and Ogden Mills beyond the estate walls. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: free
Sat 29 Oct
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, October 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: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Sun 30 Oct
Gilded Age Scandals!
Sunday, October 30, 2022 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but their Gilded Age friends were not! Learn about the scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century while touring the mansion. Due to the fascinating but sometimes risqué content of this tour, it is not recommended for younger visitors. Reservations required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students.