Behind the Scenes Networking Events
At our regional listening sessions, participants indicated they would like to have a greater opportunity to network with fellow GHHN members. At the same time, several organizations indicated an interest in hosting a behind-the-scenes tour at their sites, highlighting their collections, archives or exhibits.
You asked, and we listened!
Friday, November 8, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vanderbilt Mansion NHS
119 Vanderbilt Park Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Questions or directions:
call GHHN at 914-592-6726 or e-mail Priscilla Brendler, GHHN Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month's event is sponsored by:
You are invited to attend the November Behind-the-Scenes Networking event hosted by the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. This is a unique opportunity during which GHHN members and friends can come together to enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation, discovery, food and drink, and camaraderie!
Historically known as Hyde Park, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is one of the region's oldest Hudson River estates. For nearly two centuries, this place has been home to socially prominent New Yorkers. A superb example of its type, Hyde Park represents the domestic ideal of the elite class in the late nineteenth-century America. It provides a glimpse of estate life, the social stratification of the period, and the world of the American millionaire during the era historians refer to as the Gilded Age.
The National Park Service preserves over 200 acres of the original property, including historic buildings, original furnishings, manicured landscapes, natural woodlands, formal gardens and associated documents. The centerpiece of the estate is the mansion, a masterpiece of American Beaux-Arts design by the distinguished architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.
We will visit the Vanderbilt Mansion, where staff will speak about current and recent projects relating to the structure and collections. These will include research on an Historic Furnishing Report for the house, finish stabilization on the coffered Dining Room ceiling, treatment of installed tapestries, and using oral histories in public programs.
Bring a friend to introduce to them to GHHN and include your staff so they may benefit from this enriching experience!
There is a $10 requested donation to cover hospitality.
To see photos from recent Behind-the Scenes Events, please click here.