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Sun 27 May
GILDED AGE SCANDALS!
Sunday, May 27, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but several of their Gilded Age peers 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/Adults, $8 /Seniors, & Students, $5/ Friends of Mills Mansion
Registration: Required
Sun 20 May
GILDED AGE SCANDALS
Sunday, May 20, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but several of their Gilded Age peers were not! Learn aboutthe scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century while touring the mansion. Reservationsrequired. Cost: $10/Adults, $8 /Seniors, & Students, $5/ Friends of Mills Mansion

Registration: Required
Sat 19 May
WORLD WAR I & THE END OF THE GILDED AGE
Saturday, May 19, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Commemorating the centennial years of World War I, this special tour explores how the Millses' extravagant way of lifewithered away in the cataclysm of the Great War. Reservations Required. Cost: $10/Adults, $8 / Seniors & Students,$5 / Friends of Mills Mansion

Registration: Required
Tue 15 May
ADIRONDACK GREAT CAMPS: THE ILLUSION OF THE RUSTIC
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Tea & Talk on Tuesdays. Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room along with a talk on a Gilded Agetopic. Reservations required. Cost:$35/person, $30/Friends of Mills Mansion.

Many Gilded Age millionaires included an Adirondack Great Camp among their numerous properties. These lodges presented a rustic façade, which hid luxuries and amenities.

 

Registration: Required
Sat 12 May
AMERICA’S ELITE IN THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA
Saturday, May 12, 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 costumedinterpreter, will explore how the 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/Adults, $8 /Seniors & Students, $5/ Friends of Mills Mansion

Registration: Required
Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Register: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/z180ah6l0nc9k6s/

Special Instructions: Park in lot north of the mansion in Mills State Park

Project 1: Volunteers will be clearing growth near historic structures in the woodland, near hiking trails, to prepare for a new interpretive trail program to be offered in the summer and fall, "History Hidden in the Woods," focusing on the history of the 19th-century estates adjacent to Staatsburgh, and their relationship to the river and the landscape. Other projects for the event may include some trail and beach maintenance, and landscaping and care of historic trees near the mansion. Appropriate for 13 and up. Please bring garden gloves, tick-proof clothing and insect repellent

We can accommodate: Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

For questions about this event:
Call: 845-889-8851
Email: pam.malcolm@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Tue 01 May
BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR: GAMBLING IN THE GILDED AGE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Tea & Talk on Tuesdays. Enjoy tea and refreshments in the formal dining room along with a talk on a Gilded Agetopic. Reservations required. Cost:$35/person, $30/Friends of Mills Mansion.

From the bridge table to the racetrack, fashionable society placed their bets...sometimes with disastrous results!

Sun 29 Apr
Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Sunday, April 29, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Learn the scandalous dances of the Gilded Age, the waltz and the tango. Taught by "Ballroom Joe," Joe Donato of Hudson Valley Dance Depot. Cost: $15/person, $12 Friends of Mills Mansion

Sat 28 Apr
Tales of the Titanic
Saturday, April 28, 2018 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Mark the 106th anniversary of the sinking by visiting the home of Titanic ticket holders, Ogden and Ruth Mills. Hear tales of the tragedy in a setting remarkably similar to first class on the Titanic. Reservations required. Cost: $10 regular, $8 Seniors & Students, $5 Friends of Mills Mansion.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Apr
Bet Your Bottom Dollar: Gambling in the Gilded Age [Sold Out]
Sunday, April 22, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A tea and talk program where guests are served tea in the historic dining room, hear a lecture on a Gilded Age topic, and can attend an optional house tour after the lecture has concluded.

Reservations required. $35/person; $30/person for Friends of Mills Mansion

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Apr
Staatsburgh Opens for Tours
Thursday, April 19, 2018 until Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Staatsburgh opens for the tour season; 11am to 5pm (last tour at 4pm) Thursday – Sunday. Cost: $8 regular, $6 seniors and students, children age 12 and under are free.