Dutchess and Putnam County Teacherhostell™ I

Date: July 12, 2008 - July 13, 2008

July 12 Beacon: Mount Gulian, Mount Beacon, Madam Brett

July 13 Garrison: Constitution Marsh, Manitoba House

Contact Hours: 4.5
Cost: $45 (lunch included)
Cutoff Date: June 19
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Step back into the past and wonder about the future of life along the Hudson River. Participants in this program in the hamlet of Garrison will tour the headquarters of General Putnam at the birth of America and see where closing of a neighborhood pub made news in the 21st century. Met a descendant of a Revolutionary family and explore an artist’s vision that transformed a stone quarry into an environmental masterpiece.

10:00 Garrison Landing: Welcome
Garrison Future: Farewell to a Pub, and Maybe an Era
The Mandevilles: An Artistic Use of Primary Source Documents: Betsy Braun Lane

11:00 Manitoga, The Russell Wright Design Center

Manitoga, Dragon Rock and the Russel Wright Studio are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Manitoga is a featured site in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Home and Studios program. Wright acquired the 75-acre property, an abandoned stone quarry, in 1942 and designed Dragon Rock, the Studio and a vast woodland garden as a total environment over the course of 35 years. Tours begin with a 15 minute documentary about Russel Wright’s life. Afterward, visitors follow the inner quarry pond trail around to his home and studio. The landscape features views of Dragon Rock, a field of mountain laurel, a moss room, a stone staircase up the hill, and a wood plank bridge over the waterfall. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately. Visitors need to be able to negotiate uneven ground.

Lunch The Garrison Market
2:00 The Mandeville House
Tour the American Revolution headquarters of General Israel Putnam where Washington, LaFayette and others met. The house is open by a special request for this program.

3:00 Grist Mill

For further information contact IHARE at 914-939-9071 or email us at: contact@ihare.org