Hudson Valley Landmark is Destination for Members' and Guests' Day Trip
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., August 30, 2007—Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is the destination for a members’ and guests’ day trip sponsored by the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) on Saturday, October 20, 2007.
Kykuit is a preeminent Hudson Valley landmark. This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for almost 100 years.
Our trip begins with a 2 1/2 hour guided tour through the main rooms of the six-story stone house and moves on to the expansive, terraced gardens containing Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s exceptional collection of 20th-century sculpture. Artists represented include Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, among many others. The private, underground art galleries with Governor Rockefeller’s collection of Picasso tapestries, and the cavernous Coach Barn, with its collection of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages, are also part of the experience. Please note that the tour consists of walking or standing for long periods of time and is most appropriate for adults and older children.
The motorcoach will depart from The Farmers’ Museum parking lot, located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, Cooperstown at 6:30 am and returns at approximately 8:00 pm. The motorcoach will also be picking up and dropping off at the Oneonta Bus Lines Terminal. The cost is $75 for NYSHA members and $85 for non-members. Reservations are required by October 1. Payment is due at the time of registration. There will be no refunds given after October 1. Seating is limited; please call Carla Eckler, Manager of Membership, at (607) 547-1425 to reserve your space.
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