1923: Purchase of Glenview

Due to generous donations and strong interest, The Yonkers Museum collection outgrew the space provided in City Hall in just a few years. In 1923, Glenview, a Victorian mansion on the banks of the Hudson River, was offered for sale.

1919: Founding of the Museum

The Hudson River Museum was founded in Yonkers, New York, 100 years ago this year, when a group of local residents joined forces. Together, they aimed to start a museum that would provide “instruction and entertainment” to the general public and be “a matter of pride to the citizens of the town.” Like many museums, it began with only a few individuals, an idea, and a commitment to action.

Celebrating Our Centennial Year With You

Happy New Year! Last year was an outstanding year at the Museum, with a roster of stellar exhibitions, record-breaking attendance, and new programs and initiatives inspired by art, science, and our shared history. In celebration of our Centennial this year, we will be sharing key moments from our rich history here, on Currents.

New Year, New Horizons

2019 is off to a big start as far as space exploration goes! Planetarium Manager Marc Taylor recently spoke with FiosNews1 about two exciting celestial developments.

A Year of Making Waves

As we close out one year and ready ourselves for the next, Director Masha Turchinsky wishes you and your families a joyous holiday season and looks forward to exploring new shores together in 2019.

Call for Objects and Photographs

Christian Stegall is the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellow at the HRM. This one-year fellowship focuses on discovering, documenting, and discussing Yonkers’ diversity as it relates to the Museum.

Docents Celebrate the Holidays—and the Environment!

The Docents recently gathered together at the HRM to celebrate the holidays, with an environmentally friendly twist. Longtime Docent Maria Miehle says, “This is just one small way to do our part to keep our city, and river, a bit cleaner.”

Winter Wonderland

Through December 30, the six period rooms of Glenview, our Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places, are decked out with garlands, baubles, and trees. Don’t miss the new Victorian tablescape by interior designer Debra Blair.

Move Over, Rover!

News12 Westchester stopped by the Hudson River Museum Planetarium in late November to speak with Planetarium Manager Marc Taylor about the impact of the latest expedition to Mars.

A Note of Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, enjoy each other’s company, and express our gratitude. On behalf of the Hudson River Museum, Director Masha Turchinsky would like to thank you for being part of our community.