NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Friday, April 9 & Thursday, April 15, 7:30 PM 

Staatsburg, N.Y.— For over a century, the sinking of the RMS Titanic has captured the imagination of the public – but how much do you actually know about the disaster?

On the anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage, Staatsburgh State Historic Site is calling all history buffs and buffs-in-the-making to test their knowledge during an evening of live Titanic-themed exploration. Based on their popular online “pub-trivia”-style events hosted virtually by Staatsburgh staff, contestants can play along individually or in single-household teams from the safety and comfort of home. Covering three rounds of questions, “Staatsburgh Quiz Night: Titanic-sized Edition” will focus on the story and legacy of the Titanic – including its Hudson Valley connections, countless film adaptations, and the fascinating parallels between Staatsburgh and “The Ship of Dreams.” There is a special prize for nightly winners donated by the Friends of Hyde Park and the Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh.

“Staatsburgh Quiz Night: Titanic-sized Edition” will take place online, on Friday, April 9th, at 7:30pm and again on Thursday, April 15rd at 7:30pm. To register, go to Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.com. This event is free and open to all ages, but spaces are limited. Attendees will receive special instructions on accessing the digital event upon prior to the event.  

“The histories of Staatsburgh and the Titanic intersect in several interesting ways, and the ship’s story offers many insights into the Gilded Age. Each year, Staatsburgh commemorates the tragedy of the ship’s sinking through various programs, informing people about different aspects of the ship and the period in our history that was so marked by the disaster,” says Zachary Veith, an interpreter at Staatsburgh who has led the creation of the program.  “It is very important to us to present programs that interpret the Titanic story while always being respectful of those who lost their lives, or loved ones, on the ship.”

Staatsburgh is offering a wide range of free outdoor or online programs each month, while the mansion remains closed during the health crisis.  To register for free programs or learn more, visit: www.Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.org   Visitors can also enjoy the historic grounds, a stroll along the Hudson River, picnicking, or hiking on the woodland trails in Mills and Norrie State Parks.

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.govFacebook, and Blogger. 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




For Immediate Release: 4/1/2021

Contact: Zachary Veith | zachary.veith@parks.ny.gov | (845) 889-8851