Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 11:10

Barbara Davis-Historic Landscapes of New Rochelle

Tonight, Thursday, March 15
Hudson River Park
Bathing Pavilion at Hudson Park,
New Rochelle
7:30 p.m.

The historic landscapes of the (nearly) 325-year-old community of New Rochelle continue to tell the story of its extraordinary past. From fragments of 18th-century Huguenot homesteads to a secret garden that grew from an erstwhile railway bed; from a Sound shore park once inhabited by indigenous Americans to the renowned 19th-century "Rose Hill Nurseries;" and from one of the first planned neighborhoods in America to one of its oldest family cemeteries, it's a rich and varied saga.

Discover how outdoor spaces define a community's heritage in this richly illustrated presentation by Barbara Davis, New Rochelle city historian and former president of the Westchester County Historical Society.

Cost $10 adults; $7 seniors and students; members free
Registration requested 718.885.1461

Member Mornings

All About Us: Upstairs, Downstairs, and in the Garden

Tomorrow, Friday, March 16Bartow-Pell Mansion Pre 1888
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Spring Member Mornings, the third Friday of the month, March-May, are all about us: ­the upper-class Bartows, their Irish servants, and the mansion's historic garden and grounds.

Tomorrow, Bartow-Pell historian Joanna Schoff presents The Bartows and Their Neighbors, from Luminist painter James Suydam to John Hunter, who hosted President Martin van Buren at his Hunter Island mansion.

Enjoy culture and conversation, coffee and pastries in an elegant setting. Members only.