Autumn Day Trip to Kinderhook, N.Y.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center’s Autumn Day Trip on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 will include two historic sites in Kinderhook, N.Y.
In the morning, there will be a guided tour of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site called Lindenwald. In his early years, Martin Van Buren practiced law in his hometown of Kinderhook and Columbia County. This led to his upward mobility to sate and national politics, finally becoming United States President in 1837. After his presidency, he returned to Kinderhook where he was born. He spent the rest of his life at Lindenwald.
Lunch: will be at Kozel’s Restaurant on 9H in Ghent. It will be a hot and cold buffet consisting of salads, several hot entrees, desserts, coffee and tea.
After lunch, we will proceed to the Luykas Van Alen House, c. 1737, in Kinderhook. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968. It is a restored house museum representing 18th century rural Dutch farm life. Included in the tour is the 1850 one-room Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse on the grounds of Luykas Van Alen House.
Departure: 9 AM from rear parking lot across from the Wesleyan Church, 75 Grace St., Northside, Waterford. Approximate return to Waterford 5:15 PM.
Cost: Current members - $80.00, non-members- $85.00. Price includes parking, motor coach transportation with Wade Tours, admission fees, guided tours and lunch.
Paid reservations by September 19, 2014
Make reservations with Emily Wilson, 518-237-7122 by September 19th. Please make checks payable to the Waterford Historical Museum and mail directly to:
Emily Wilson, Treasurer
26 Columbus Avenue
Waterford, N.Y. 12188
All day trips sponsored by the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center are educational and benefit the Museum’s operating costs. Thank you for your support!