Book Talk Staatsburgh: Gilded Splendor On The Hudson Co-Authors Pam Malcolm & Andrea Monteleone - Outdoor Meeting (Library Lawn)
June 30, 2021 –
Have you ever wanted to know more about life in Staatsburgh “back in the day”?
Have you wondered about the people who lived in and took care of the mansion and the estate?
Or what some of the buildings were used for?
Historic sites hold far more history than a house tour can convey! A new book, Staatsburgh: Gilded Splendor on the Hudson, published by the Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh, leads the reader on an exploration of this beloved Hudson Valley historic site. Full of stunning photographs by Pieter Estersohn and Roger Tully, the book details the history, collections, and people who make up the story of Staatsburgh State Historic Site. In particular, readers obtain an inside view of the period when the home provided a setting for the lavish entertaining of Ruth Livingston Mills, who aspired to be the queen of American high society.
Co-authors Pam Malcolm and Andrea Monteleone, along with Diane Topkis (president of the Friends), will provide a brief presentation and be available to answer questions about the book and the process of creating it.
Masks required and appropriate physical distancing will be maintained.
Copies of the book—and tins of Staatsburgh’s custom Staatsburgh Blend tea—will be available for sale.
Wednesday, June 30
We offer story times and other activities for children, teens, and adults, including a book discussion group. Check our program calendar or call the library at 845-889-4683.