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Mount Gulian Celebrates Father’s Day, Displaying Rare Museum Item

Date/Time

Jun 16, 2019
01:00 PM until 02:30 PM

Description

Father’s Day, declared a national holiday by President Wilson in 1916, will be celebrated at Mount Gulian Historic Site on Sunday, June 16th with free tours for Fathers.  Tours of the Historic House, the 1730’s Dutch Barn and our restored heritage garden overlooking the Hudson River, will be given only at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Complimentary light refreshments will be available. 

On display for this day only will be a seldom seen item in Mount Gulian’s collection, once owned by Founding Father Thomas Jefferson.  A copy of            The Aenid, by Virgil, owned by Jefferson, will be on display.  The book was inherited by Jefferson from his lifelong friend, George Wythe, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  Congressman Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, who lived at Mount Gulian, purchased this book and others that were originally part of Jefferson’s classical library at Poor’s Auction in 1829

Make Father’s Day extra special this year with a visit to Mount Gulian, the Revolutionary War Headquarters of Patriot General von Steuben.  While there’s no charge for dads on this day, museum admission fee for all others is $8 for adults, $6 seniors, and $4 youngsters age six through 18.  Children under 5 and all Mount Gulian members are free.  Membership is open to the public. 

For those who can’t attend on June 16th, Mount Gulian is open for tours seasonally through October 29th,, Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to  5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m. 

Directions may be found at www.mountgulian.org or call us at 845-831-8172 for more information.

Cost

While there’s no charge for dads on this day, museum admission fee for all other

Location

View map Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street
Beacon, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Mount Gulian Society

Phone

845-831-8172

Contact email

info@mountgulian.org

County:

Dutchess

Neighborhood:

Beacon

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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