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Monday, Apr 18, 2011

Hyde to host mid-Hudson Valley historic estates trip

imageThe Hyde Collection’s Travel Committee announces plans for a day trip to Cedar Grove, Clemont, and Olana on Thursday, June 9, 2011.

The first tour will be at Cedar Grove in Catskill, New York—home and studio of Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of artists. From there, travelers will visit nearby Germantown for a gourmet boxed luncheon and tour of Clermont, the first Hudson River Valley estate, founded in 1728 by the Livingston family. Late afternoon will be spent at Olana, the unique home and studio of artist Frederic Church, Thomas Coles’ only pupil, for a combined exhibit and house tour, including the recently reopened second floor.

All three sites feature grounds and visitor centers to explore. Second floor rooms and galleries at Cedar Grove and Olana are not accessible to wheelchairs or those who have difficulty climbing stairs.

Buses will depart Queensbury from Northway Exit 19 at 7:00 am and will pick up additional passengers at Exit 15 at 7:30 am and at Exit 8 at 8:00 am. Travelers are expected to return between 6:30 and 7:30 pm, depending on their exit location. The cost per person, which includes group transportation, admissions and tours at three sites, luncheon, and driver’s gratuity is $116 for Hyde members and $141 for all others. Reservations are open to non-Hyde-members beginning Thursday, April 28, 2011. The reservation deadline for the trip is Thursday, May 26, 2011.

For more information on this trip or to download a reservation form, visit


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