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Sat 29 Sep
AMERICA’S ELITE IN THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA
Saturday, September 29, 2018 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 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/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion.
Registration: Required
Sun 30 Sep
SKULL AND BONES
Sunday, September 30, 2018 02:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A fun nature program for children ages 6-9. What can you tell by looking at a skull? Children become detectives, examining animal skulls to learn about predator and prey animals. Reservations required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost $2/child.

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Oct
AMERICA’S ELITE IN THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA
Saturday, October 6, 2018 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 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/Regular, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion.
Registration: Required
Sun 07 Oct
WORLD WAR I & THE END OF THE GILDED AGE
Sunday, October 7, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Commemorating the centennial years of World War I, this special tour explores how Gilded Age extravagance withered away in the cataclysm of the Great War. Reservations required.
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
SKULL & BONES NATURE PROGRAM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 02:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A fun nature program for children ages 6-9 in our classroom on the river. What can you tell by looking at a skull? Children become detectives, examining animal skulls to learn about predator and prey animals. Reservations required. Cost: $2/child
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Oct
A CLOSER LOOK: A CURATOR-GUIDED EXPLORATION OF THE HIDDEN & HARD-TO-SEE
Sunday, October 14, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

In this special tour by reservation, Staatsburgh's Curator, Dr. Maria Reynolds, will focus on a selection of objects—from works of art to books, tools, you name it—that are not accessible or easily seen on tour, or which tell a special story. Reservations required. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion.

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Oct
A GATHERING OF OLD CARS
Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Come see classic cars in a Great Gatsby setting during peak leaf peeping season. Food from local vendors will be available for purchase during this popular event! Free to attend event - donations gladly accepted.
Sun 28 Oct
JACK O’LANTERNS AND JOLLITY: HALLOWE’EN CELEBRATIONS IN THE GILDED AGE
Sunday, October 28, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

In this new program, historian Carol Kohan will trace how the ancient Celtic festival was fashioned into a high-spirited celebration in Gilded Age America, presenting a bewitching look at traditions and trends in Hallowe'en entertaining. A special Hallowe'en tea & treats menu will be served. Costumes are encouraged - prizes will be offered! Reservations required.

Cost: $35/Adults, Seniors & Students, $30/Friends of Mills Mansion

Registration: Required