NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationSaturday February 11

Staatsburg, N.Y. (1/13/23) — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, drop in to Staatsburgh State Historic Site to make valentines for your favorite people!  Craft supplies and 19th-century images will be available to make unique cards for your special-someones, and light refreshments will be served. 

The “Make a Valentine” program is on February 11, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; please arrive anytime between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Advanced registration is required at www.Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. The cost is $8 per person or $20 for families of 3-5 people. “Make a Valentine” is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Tours of the historic Staatsburgh mansion and the site’s giftshop will also be available to patrons. Mansion tours can also be reserved at www.Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Admission for both the craft program and the mansion tours is charged on arrival. Visitors may also wish to visit the site’s giftshop for any last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts, including a wide range of books, jewelry, apparel, and other items. Visitors may also enjoy a stroll along the river or on the wooded hiking trails in adjacent Mills and Norrie State Parks.

Staatsburgh was the Gilded Age country home of Ruth Livingston Mills, a prominent figure in New York Society, and her husband, financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills. Their stately home overlooking the Hudson River was expanded to 79 rooms in 1895 by the famous architect Stanford White.

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 https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/25/details.aspx, www.facebook.com/StaatsburghSHS, and www.staatsburghstatehistoricsite.blogspot.com. Staatsburgh’s events are listed at https://parks.ny.gov/events/event-results.aspx?hs=25

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. For more information on any of these recreation areas, visit www.parks.ny.gov, download the free NY State Parks Explorer mobile app or call 518.474.0456. Also, connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter



Contact: Pam Malcolm | Pam.Malcolm@parks.ny.gov | 845-889-8851 ext. 339