‘Gilded Age Christmas’ returns to Staatsburgh
STAATSBURG >> Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present “A Gilded Age Christmas,” featuring decorations and children’s programs, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations are done in turn-ofthe-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long ago.
Staatsburgh site was the Gilded Age country home of financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills and his wife, Ruth Livingston Mills, a prominent figure in New York society. The mansion was redesigned and expanded to 79 rooms in 1895 by the architect Stanford White.
The Staatsburgh site will open for the holiday season Nov. 25. Touring hours will be Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (last entry at 3:30 p.m.) through Dec. 31. The site will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Special evening hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, with live music, costumed interpreters and an open gift shop.