Staatsburg, N.Y. — Continuing its free, outdoor programing, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer a 30-minute presentation, Staatsburgh and the Titanic, on Fridays: June 11 and 18, at 2PM. Registration is required: www.Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.com
The program explores Staatsburgh’s connections to the world’s most famous maritime disaster. Staatsburgh’s owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, planned to sail on the Titanic. First class passengers on the ship included the Millses’ friends, neighbors, and Mrs. Mills’ cousin, John Jacob Astor, the wealthiest man to perish in the sinking. The historic site staff will display some reproductions of items that would have been seen on the Titanic, including life vests (both children and adult sizes), a telegraph key, and an officer’s jacket.
There is no charge for the program, but visitors must register in advance. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing. Staatsburgh follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. Social distancing will be required of all participants; assisted listening devices are available to make hearing easier. To make reservations, visit www.Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.com
Attendees may wish to enjoy a stroll along the river, a picnic or a hike on the woodland trails in Mills and Norrie State Parks before or after the program.
Staatsburgh is offering a wide range of outdoor programs this spring and summer, for all ages. All programs are free but require registration. To see a full list of programs and to register, visit: www.Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.com
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 and www.facebook.com/StaatsburghSHS. 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 78 million people in 2020. 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.
Contact: Donald Fraser | Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov | (845) 889-8851 ext. 338