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Sat 23 Mar
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-see
Saturday, March 23, 2019 02:00 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.

Time: 1PM /Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion.

Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
(SOLD OUT) You Can't Make this Stuff Up: Delving Deeper into Gilded Age Scandals- Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series
Sunday, March 24, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Our annual GILDED AGE SCANDALS theme tour is chock-full of stories of sex, murder, and corruption. At this tea, Staatsburgh's Educator, Don Fraser, will focus on just a few seamy stories from the tour and explore them in more sordid detail! Not for the young and impressionable! Not for the faint of heart!

Snow date: Sunday, March 31

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 30, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh’s real- life counterparts of the Downtown Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Millses’ daughter, like Downtown Abbey’s Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/ Friends of Mills Mansion.
Registration: Required
Sun 07 Apr
SOLD OUT Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series: You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Delving Deeper into Gilded Age Scandals
Sunday, April 7, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Sex, murder and money – the shocking behavior of their rich Edwardian friends must have appalled the very genteel Millses. Staatsburgh’s Don Fraser will highlight some of his favorite stories from our popular “Gilded Age Scandals” theme tour.

$35/PERSON, $30/FRIENDS OF MILLS MANSION MEMBERS. Reservations required. SOLD OUT!

Registration: Required
Tue 16 Apr
Spring Break Program for Children ages 8 to 12
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Children and their families will step back in time 100 years as they learn what it was like to be a high-society guest at Staatsburgh. After touring the mansion, children become servants in a hands-on roleplaying activity as they prepare the dining room for guests in Gilded Age style. Reservations required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 per person; $12 for families of 3 or more.
Registration: Required
Thu 18 Apr
Spring Break Program for Children ages 8 to 12
Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Children and their families will step back in time 100 years as they learn what it was like to be a high-society guest at Staatsburgh. After touring the mansion, children become servants in a hands-on roleplaying activity as they prepare the dining room for guests in Gilded Age style. Reservations required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 per person; $12 for families of 3 or more.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Tales of the Titanic
Sunday, April 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Mark the 107th anniversary of the sinking by visiting the home of Titanic ticket holders, Ogden and Ruth Mills. 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. Cost: $10 regular, $8 Seniors & Students, $5 Friends of Mills Mansion
Registration: Required