NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Staatsburg, N.Y. (9/3/20) — “The Gathering of Old Cars,” the annual October car show at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, will not take place this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. The show is slated to continue next year.

“We’ll miss seeing all the devoted fans of the Gathering,” said Staatsburgh’s Educator, Don Fraser, “It’s one of our most popular events, and a long-standing tradition at Staatsburgh. Our wonderful partner, the Red Hook Car Club, has been hosting the Gathering here for 33 years.”

Fraser noted that the dramatic setting of the car show adds to its appeal. Cars of every class and era are displayed before the 1895 Beaux Arts mansion, with autumn foliage and the Hudson River in the background. Car clubs from throughout the Hudson Valley attend the event.

“We hope to be back as big as ever next year,” Fraser said.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site and the Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park are located on Old Post Road in Staatsburg, off Route 9 between Rhinebeck and Hyde Park. The historic site is one of 6 sites and 15 parks administered by the Taconic Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information, call 845-889-8851, or visit Staatsburgh’s websites at parks.ny.gov, www.facebook.com/StaatsburghSHS and www.staatsburghstatehistoricsite.blogspot.com. Staatsburgh’s events are listed at parks.ny.gov/events

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual parks, historic sites, recreational trails and boat launches, which were visited by a record 77 million people in 2019. A recent university study found that spending by State Parks and its visitors supports $5 billion in output and sales, 54,000 private-sector jobs and more than $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit parks.ny.gov, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. The free New York State Parks Explorer mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. To download, visit: Google Play Store, NY State Parks Explorer App or Apple Store, NY State Parks Explorer App.



Donald Fraser


(845) 889-8851 ext. 338