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Sun 23 Jun
AMERICA’S ELITE IN THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA
Sunday, June 23, 2019 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.
Registration: Required
Sat 22 Jun
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-see
Saturday, June 22, 2019 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.
Registration: Required
Tue 18 Jun
Servants’ Tea
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea around the table in the servants’ dining room. Curator Maria Reynolds and Educator Don Fraser will talk about Staatsburgh’s servants and provide background on the new “Servants Tour.” Reservations required (limited space). Cost: $35; $30 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sat 15 Jun
A Life in Service Servants Tour
Saturday, June 15, 2019 until Sunday, June 16, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

June 15 & 16 at 1PM

It took a small army to run this 79-room Gilded Age estate. See the mansion through the servants’ eyes, as they rose before dawn and toiled until after midnight. The tour will include visiting the unrestored servants’ hall. Even in its unrestored state, the hall is a striking artifact of the servant life and work, featuring the servants’ dining room, the footmen’s bedrooms and the tiled kitchen with its massive coal range. Reservations required. Cost: $10; $8 students and seniors; $6 Friends of Mills.

Registration: Required
Sun 02 Jun
Gilded Age Scandals!
Sunday, June 2, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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. Reservations required. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh spring fundraiser: Gilded Sunset Cocktails
Saturday, June 1, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Join the Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh for cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvre, live music, and stunning views. For tickets and information: friendsofmillsmansion@gmail.com or call (845) 889-8851 x 346. Cost: $85
Registration: Required
Mon 27 May
World War I and the End of the Gilded Age
Monday, May 27, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This tour describes how Gilded Age extravagance withered away in the cataclysm of the Great War and explores the impact of the war on the Mills family and their friends. Reservations required. Cost: $10 regular, $8 Seniors & Students, $6 Friends of Mills Mansion
Registration: Required
Sun 26 May
Gilded Age Scandals!
Sunday, May 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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. Reservations required. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills Mansion
Registration: Required
Tue 21 May
Servants’ Tea
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Enjoy tea around the table in the servants’ dining room. Curator Maria Reynolds and Educator Don Fraser will talk about Staatsburgh’s servants and provide background on the new “Servants Tour.” Reservations required (limited space). Cost: $35; $30 Friends of Mills Mansion
Registration: Required