The New York State Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and The Olana Partnership (TOP) will
be holding a virtual public information meeting to discuss a proposed new
visitor welcome facility at Olana State Historic Site, located in Greenport,
New York. The meeting will be held online on Wednesday April 27, 2022 from
6:30PM to 8:00PM.
During the meeting, OPRHP and TOP
staff will provide a brief overview about the project, followed by an open Question
and Answer session. To participate in the meeting, please pre-register by
visiting OLANA.org/FCCenter, no later than Wednesday April 27 at 5:00 PM.
OPRHP and TOP encourage interested
parties to attend the April 27th online public information meeting
and welcome all input. We hope that your schedule will
allow your participation at the meeting. If you are unable to attend, a
recording of the meeting will be available at the OPRHP website at https://parks.ny.gov/newsroom/meeting-notices/
The meeting is accessible to people
with disabilities. Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation for effective
communications should contact Owen Gilbo at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (518) 402-2648 as soon as
possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cooper at Linda.Cooper@parks.ny.gov.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual parks, historic sites,
recreational trails, and boat launches, which were visited by a record 78.4
million people in 2021. A recent university study found that spending by State
Parks and its visitors supports $5 billion in output and sales, 54,000
private-sector jobs and more than $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For
more information on any of these recreation areas, visit parks.ny.gov
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About Olana and The Olana
Olana is the greatest masterpiece of
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), a preeminent American artist of the mid-19th
century and the most important and intact artist's home, studio, and designed
landscape in the United States. Church designed Olana as a holistic environment
integrating his advanced ideas about art, architecture, landscape design, and
environmental conservation. Olana's 250-acre artist-designed landscape with
five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house at its summit
embraces unrivaled panoramic views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains
and welcomes more than 200,000 visitors annually. Olana's landscape is free to
all and open daily 8 AM-sunset. The Olana Partnership offers public tours and
educational programs year-round.
Historic Site, administered by OPRHP, is a designated National Historic
Landmark and one of the most visited historic sites in the state. The Olana
Partnership, a private not-for-profit education corporation, works
cooperatively with New York State to support the restoration, conservation, and
interpretation of Olana.