Shannon Butler, the new Town Historian of Hyde Park, will present a talk on some of the great but somewhat forgotten architecture of the area. We tend to focus on the sites that get the most attention (FDR, Vanderbilt, and Staatsburg) but Hyde Park had (and still has) some real gems that should be remembered. Places like Crumwald, The Drayton House, the old Regina Coeli Church, Hoyt House, just to name a few.
Shannon Butler has worked in historic sites and museums for over 12 years. She earned degrees in history from SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Albany. She works as a Park Guide at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site and began serving as town historian in January of 2018.