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Hyde gala honors history, creates new tradition — October 15

GLENS FALLS, New York—The Hyde Collection celebrates the Museum’s past and starts a new tradition with this year’s gala, A Lasting Legacy: Honoring the Past | Celebrating the Present | Building the Future, at 6 pm Friday, October 26.

At its biggest fundraiser of the year, The Hyde will retrace the steps of Museum founder Charlotte Pruyn Hyde and her husband, Louis, as they traveled the world to build their incredible art collection.

The Museum will also honor Interim Director Anne Saile with its inaugural Legacy Award for her contributions to furthering the Museum’s mission of enriching lives with art.

The gala includes an exhibit of Hyde history, with travel mementoes, clothing, home furnishings, letters, and journals celebrating the Museum’s storied history. In Whitney-Renz and Hoopes Galleries, explore the world through the Hydes’ eyes with photographs, paintings, journal entries, and memorabilia. Period clothing and home decor will be displayed throughout historic Hyde House, which will be open throughout the event.

The Hyde Collection will award Saile the Museum’s inaugural Legacy Award for her leadership through a transition period. During her tenure, The Hyde has thrived, with attendance on target to surpass that of 2017 by 25 percent, children’s programs flourishing, and increasingly innovative programming giving visitors new ways to experience art.

The Legacy Award honors individuals who advance the legacy of the Museum and inspire others with their leadership, passion, commitment, and creativity.

“I can think of no one more deserving of this special honor than our leader and friend, Anne Saile,” said David Howson, chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

Saile was named interim director of The Hyde Collection in June 2017. She is founder of The Saile Group LLC, a business development and leadership consulting firm. Ms. Saile is the former president of Bellevue Woman’s Center in Schenectady and past executive director of the New York State Office of Professional and Medical Conduct. She has served on numerous boards and blue ribbon panels, is founding chair of the Women@Work Executive Advisory Board for Hearst, immediate past president of the Board of Directors of the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, and founding member of the Forum for Executive Women. Ms. Saile is an accomplished executive who has spoken nationally on high-impact leadership, effective business models, governance, ethics, and creating excellence in nonprofit organizations.

She is a graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy. She also studied at Oxford University’s Center for Human Rights and Responsibilities in England and was an invited participant at the International Symposium on Telemedicine at Harvard. Ms. Saile is certified by the renowned Edward Lowe Foundation in the Roundtable Process as an Advanced Facilitator.

Held in Wood and Feibes & Schmitt Galleries at The Hyde, the gala will feature a performance by Seagle Music Colony, cuisine by Morgan & Co., libations from Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, and a live auction with packages of exclusive experiences.

Tickets to this exclusive black-tie event are $225 for junior (ages 35 and younger); $275 for patron; and $350 for honorary. They can be purchased at or by contacting Colette at 518-792-1761, ext. 346. Seating is limited.