Staatsburg, N.Y. — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present stories for children outdoors on the mansion’s front portico on Saturday afternoons at 3pm in September. The 30-minute programs will feature stories from or about the Gilded Age. Selections from stories by Beatrix Potter (the author of Peter Rabbit) will be offered for children ages 5 to 7 on September 5 and 12. On September 19 and 26, selections from the story I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis will be offered for children ages 8 to 11.
Families may also wish to hike the woodland trails beginning at Staatsburgh, have a picnic, or stroll along the Hudson River before or after storytime.
Guidelines for COVID safety will be followed: masks and social distancing will be required of all attendees, and attendance will be limited. As it is an outdoor program, it will be cancelled in the event of rain.
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
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 77 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.
Donald Fraser | Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov | (845) 889-8851 ext. 338