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Sun 31 Dec
Holiday Whodunit: A History Mystery in the Mansion
Sunday, December 31, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Each Sunday in December, children become detectives to solve a "history mystery" by talking with costumed interpreters throughout the mansion, who provide clues to help them discover "whodunit." The program presents a new mystery every year. Families can drop in between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to enjoy the program together, at their own pace, amidst the decorated historic rooms. Each child who submits a guess as to "whodunit" will be entered to win a prize gift certificate from Oblong Books & Music.

Wed 27 Dec
School Break Kids Craft Workshop: Make A Mouse House
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 until Friday, December 29, 2017 10:30 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmas time for many years. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 tour the house briefly to see mouse houses on display in the mansion's historic rooms, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child; reservations required. Cost: $8/child or $15/family (up to 3 kids).

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Dec
Holiday Whodunit: A History Mystery in the Mansion
Sunday, December 17, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Each Sunday in December, children become detectives to solve a "history mystery" by talking with costumed interpreters throughout the mansion, who provide clues to help them discover "whodunit." The program presents a new mystery every year. Families can drop in between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to enjoy the program together, at their own pace, amidst the decorated historic rooms. Each child who submits a guess as to "whodunit" will be entered to win a prize gift certificate from Oblong Books & Music.

Fri 15 Dec
Special Evening Hours
Friday, December 15, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Spend a festive evening at the beautifully-decorated mansion, with costumed guides in the historic rooms, live music, and gift shopping. Cost: $8/adult; $6/student and senior.

Wed 13 Dec
Children’s Story Hour
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Pre-school age children are invited to gather around the mansion's Christmas tree and listen to some great stories read by Staatsburg Librarian, Lisa Prentiss. Refreshments and a simple craft activity follow. Free, but reservations required.

Registration: Required
Sun 10 Dec
Holiday Whodunit: A History Mystery in the Mansion
Sunday, December 10, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Each Sunday in December, children become detectives to solve a "history mystery" by talking with costumed interpreters throughout the mansion, who provide clues to help them discover "whodunit." The program presents a new mystery every year. Families can drop in between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to enjoy the program together, at their own pace, amidst the decorated historic rooms. Each child who submits a guess as to "whodunit" will be entered to win a prize gift certificate from Oblong Books & Music.

Fri 08 Dec
Paper Quilling Workshop
Friday, December 8, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Take a break from the holiday rush and join local crafter, Margaret Britton, to learn the basics of paper quilling. Participants will learn how to make a lovely ornament or decoration for a card. Easy to learn, quilling has been practiced for centuries and creates lovely patterned designs using strips of paper. A tool and materials will be supplied, and refreshments will be served. Appropriate for adults and teens. Reservations required. Cost: $10, $8 Friends of Mills Mansion Members.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Dec
Holiday Whodunit: A History Mystery in the Mansion
Sunday, December 3, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Each Sunday in December, children become detectives to solve a "history mystery" by talking with costumed interpreters throughout the mansion, who provide clues to help them discover "whodunit." The program presents a new mystery every year. Families can drop in between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to enjoy the program together, at their own pace, amidst the decorated historic rooms. Each child who submits a guess as to "whodunit" will be entered to win a prize gift certificate from Oblong Books & Music.

Sat 04 Nov
The Country House Conference
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Presented by Gary Lawrence & TR Hamilton in association with Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

Guest speakers: Alison Spear, AIA (Architect), David Byars (Author), Gary Lawrence (Architect), and Randy Lamb (Site Manager, Hyde Hall).

Conference includes:
Four Lectures- Panel Discussion- Luncheon Exclusive- House Tour

Conference Fee: $65- limited space available

Tickets available at : https://countryhouseconference.eventbrite.com

Join the Friends of Mills Mansion today and recieve $12 off each conference ticket!
Call 845-889-8851 to learn more.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Oct
The Charms of Halloween Tea
Sunday, October 29, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This enduringly popular autumn holiday was once a time for merriment, fortune-telling and romance. Historian Carol Kohan will explore the origins of the holiday and its unique customs. A special Hallowe'en themed tea menu will be served. Costumes are welcome! Reservations required. Cost: $30/Adults, Seniors & Students, $25/Friends of Mills Mansion.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Oct
Women Will Vote! Talk & Book Signing
Saturday, October 28, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Susan Goodier, co-author of the new book, Women Will Vote, and Professor of History at SUNY Oneonta, talks about the struggle for women's suffrage in New York.  Reservations recommended.

Sun 22 Oct
World War I & The End of the Gilded Age
Sunday, October 22, 2017 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Oct
America's Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, October 21, 2017 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 the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Mills' daughter, like Downton's Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion.

Registration: Required