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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009

Hyde announces trip to downstate historic houses

The Hyde Collection’s Travel Committee has announced plans for a day trip on Thursday, September 3, 2009 to two historic houses in southern New York.

The first stop will be Lyndhurst, America’s premier Gothic Revival mansion located in Tarrytown and designed by renowned architect A. J. Davis and located on beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking the Hudson. A docent-led tour will be followed by time to browse and explore the grounds. The visit will conclude with a box lunch in a charming carriage house on the property.To enhance the traveler experience, Hyde’s Director of Education Sara Hallberg will offer an exclusive illustrated lecture about Lyndhurst at 3:30 PM on Sunday, August 30, 2009 in The Hyde Froehlich Auditorium.

The second stop, Boscobel, is situated on breathtaking grounds high above the Hudson, opposite West Point. The house, widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the country, contains an enviable collection of furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period. The docent-led tour at Boscobel will conclude with refreshments and time to explore and visit an exhibition on the near-demise, rescue, and restoration of the hisotric house. Those interested should note that the house at Boscobel is not handicapped accessible.

Buses will depart Queensbury from Northway Exit 19 at 6:00 am and will pick up additional passengers at Exit 15 at 6:30 am and at Exit 8 at 7:00 am. Travelers are expected to return between 7:30 and 8:30 pm, depending on their exit location.

The cost per person, which includes pre-trip lecture and reception, transportation, two museum admissions with docent-led tours, lunch plus refreshments, and all tips, is $124 for Hyde members and $149 for all others. The reservation deadline for this trip is Monday, August 17, 2009.

For more information on these trips, visit www.hydecollection.org. For additional details or to make a reservation, contact Dede Potter, membership manager at The Hyde Collection, at 518-792-1761, ext. 13 or email dpotter@hydecollection.org.


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