Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Join us for an exciting day trip to the Hudson River Valley! Our day begins with a tour of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, which will provide entry into the world of the man who became the father of American landscape painting and founder of the Hudson River School of art. The tour will go through the Main House and Cole’s “Old Studio,” where he painted some of his best-known works.
After the tour, participants can enjoy lunch on their own along Catskill’s historic Main Street before regrouping for a tour at Olana State Historic Site, the home of Cole’s pupil, Frederic Edwin Church. Church’s Persian-style home sits on 250 acres of picturesque grounds and was considered by the Church family to be “the center of the world.” The tour will take us through the house and Church’s studio, afterwards you will be able to go through the temporary exhibitions on your own. The bus will leave for New London promptly at 4:30.
Advanced reservations are required. To reserve your space, contact the Education Department at 860-443-2545 x 110, or fill out and return the reservation form. Bus departs from and returns to the parking lot of Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London.