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  |   May 1, 2014  |  Comment

Fascinating Connections Between the Estate and U.S. Presidents

New Exhibit Opens May 1 and Extends to October

Rising high above the Hudson River in Rhinebeck, Wilderstein Historic Site is one of the region’s premier house museums. Founded by the Suckley family in 1852, its last resident was Margaret (“Daisy”) Suckley, a cousin and confidante of Franklin Roosevelt.

The estate’s Victorian Queen Anne mansion has been fully restored on the exterior, with remarkable original interiors that date from 1888. Renowned architect Calvert Vaux designed Wilderstein’s romantic landscape, taking advantage of the varied topography and magnificent views of the Hudson.

Wilderstein 2014 exhibit, “Wilderstein & the White House” – which opens on May 1 – features many objects on display for the first time ever from its permanent collections, including decorative arts, costumes, textiles, photographs, and books. As part of docent-led tours, visitors will experience selected moments in presidential history, and the very personal perspectives and happenings of the Suckley family from the time of the Revolutionary War through World War Two.

The exhibition will run through the end of October, Thursday to Sunday, from noon until 4 pm. For additional information about the exhibit, please call 845-876-4818.

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