senate-house-state-historic-site.jpgKingston, N.Y. - Are you interested in history?  Do you like helping others?  Do you enjoy learning new things?  Join us at Senate House State Historic Site at 2 pm on Sunday March 23, 2014 for our Volunteer Workshop.  This is a great way to meet other people and share your interests.  Many volunteer opportunities exist including leading tours of Senate House, providing visitor services, assisting with special events, gardening, assisting with educational programs, and more. Senate House is one of New York's outstanding historic sites.  The former home of Abraham Van Gaasbeek was the first meeting place of the New York State Senate in 1777.  It was burned by the British, along with the rest of Kingston, in October of 1777.  In addition to the Senate House, the site consists of a Colonial Revival art museum with the world's largest collection of art by Kingston native John Vanderlyn, and an Italianate building with additional gallery space. To register for the workshop, please call Deana Preston at (845) 338-2786.  Refreshments will be served. The site is located at 296 Fair St. in Kingston, NY. Senate House State Historic Site is part of a system of parks, recreation areas and historic sites operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the site is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey.  For further information about this and other upcoming events visit the state parks website at


Contact Person:  Deana Preston, Senate House State Historic Site (845) 338-2786