By Ellen de Saint Phalle, Member, Board of Trustees, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy
Sep. 5, 2018: On September 23, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy ("BHC") is sponsoring a boat trip up the Hudson River to Catskill for a tour of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Members and friends are invited to join the BHC for this day trip; tickets may be purchased online at bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org.
The journey will be made aboard a large SeaStreak fast ferry navigated for views of historic landmarks on both sides of the river. The boat will leave from Yonkers Pier at 10:00 am and head up the river to Catskill, returning to Yonkers by 6:00 pm. At Catskill, participants will be bussed to nearby Thomas Cole National Historic Site for a tour of the restored Cole house and studio, including a special exhibition of Cole’s Hudson River-related work.
This tour is part of the Conservancy’s 20th-anniversary celebration focusing on the art of Bronxville. Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was the founder of the Hudson River school of painting that inspired many Bronxville artists. The nationally recognized historic site is an affiliate of the National Park Service.
The registration fee is $100 and includes the cost of the ferry, bus, admission, lunch, and a light supper. The Bronxville Historical Conservancy has subsidized a significant portion of this trip as a token of appreciation for members’ support over the last two decades and in celebration of its 20th-anniversary year.
Conservancy co-founder Bob Riggs said, “The boat trip is a wonderful day spent with friends. There is always something new to discover along the historic Hudson River, and Cole’s home and studio is rich with history; many great painters and literary figures spent time there.”
For questions, please contact Judy Unis at
Pictured here: Cedar Grove by Charles Herbert Moore, 1868, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
Photo courtesy Ellen de Saint Phalle, Member, Board of Trustees, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy
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