Join Us in Our Mission
Make Boscobel Your House on the Hudson
After the Neoclassical mansion fell into disrepair, sold to wrecker for just $35, and was demolished, local preservationists recovered its architectural fragments and secured generous funding from Reader’s Digest co-founder Lila Acheson Wallace to move and restore the house. Since these original supporters saved Boscobel, generous members and donors have kept it vital.
Today, Boscobel hosts lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. We host field trips at our site and send our Museum Educator out to local schools.
A bus fund and pay-what-you-wish options ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds can feed their curiosity and expand their understanding at Boscobel, regardless of their ability to pay.
Memberships help fund our community programs and provide you with more inclusive, behind-the-scenes ways to enjoy and share Boscobel. Passes and Memberships now run April-December, helping you enjoy our full season without having to remember a rolling renewal date.
Members also receive special invitations, advance reservations, discounts, and/or free tickets all season long. Your Membership supports Boscobel’s community outreach and programs, which serve a growing and increasingly diverse audience.
Thank you for helping us open Boscobel’s doors ever wider!
Unlimited grounds admission, including admission to gallery exhibitions as scheduled, for one guest every day Boscobel is open to the public.
Unlimited grounds admission, including admission to gallery exhibitions as scheduled, for four people every day Boscobel is open to the public.
Registration required. Unlimited grounds admission for artists actively art-making from 10:00am to 4:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month, April – December. Special access to study objects in the permanent collection, by appointment.
Library Pass $150
Benefits to library patrons who check out the Library Pass:
Free admission for one adult plus three guests of any age to include a guided tour of the Historic House Museum, access to the grounds and seasonal exhibitions, plus a 10% discount in the Design Shop for all members in the passholder’s party.
Season pass benefits for four
Four complimentary passes for guided Historic House Museum tours. Advance reservation recommended.
Advance notice of Boscobel events and programs.
Discounts to Boscobel events. Advance reservation required.
25% Discount on Boscobel merchandise, 15% on all other merchandise in the Design Shop.
Invitations to Members-only events.
One complimentary June weeknight (M/Tu/W/Th) ticket to a Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performance with purchase of another ticket.
Reciprocal admission privileges at more than 400 museums.
All of the above benefits
One gift membership at the $150 Federalist level.
Four complimentary tickets to one outdoor Boscobel event of your choice. Advance reservation required.
Recognition on Boscobel.org and in the Annual Report.
Invitations to behind-the-scenes events.
All of the above benefits
Private Landscape and Landmarks grounds tour for up to eight guests. Advance reservation required.
Private Historic House Museum tour with Executive Director for up to eight guests. Advance reservation required.
Boscobel Hands-on-History program donated in your name to the area school of your choice, subject to school policies.
Invitations to Boscobel-related travel opportunities.
All of the above benefits
One-time use of the Grand Entrance Hall in Boscobel’s Historic House Museum for a private event with up to 30 guests. Scheduling and additional restrictions apply.
Boscobel can be everyone’s dream house on the Hudson.
In 2017, we grew by 28% the number of schools we serve with hands-on history lessons, and established a fund to help pay for field trip buses.
Visitors of all ages were inspired by Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques, the first exhibition to feature objects deemed too precious to discard, even when broken. Our guestbook overflowed with heartfelt responses.
“Very moving. . . ”
“Amazing exhibit! A long-lost art of repairing things vs. the disposable world we are living in now.”
“This exhibit opened a whole new world for me.”
Boscobel looks forward to serving more diverse audiences than ever with engaging experiences in design, history, and nature. Our 2018 season includes family-friendly programs such as our inaugural Ice Cream Social and annual Military Reenactment Day. We have also launched an expanded variety of tours and—for the first time ever—pay-what-you-wish options to explore the grounds and mansion.
Your generous donation helps to ensure that Boscobel can continue to fulfill its important mission to engage diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature. Thank you ever so much.
Every contribution is invaluable.Please give generously to Boscobel House and Gardens. Donations at any level help open Boscobel's doors ever wider.
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Bow Tie Ball
Save the date! Saturday, September 29
This year, Boscobel is thrilled to host our first ever Bow Tie Ball, honoring the President of our Board of Directors, Mr. Barnabas McHenry.
We look forward to seeing you in your Boscobel best.