Hudson River Museum’s Historic Home Glenview Reopens on July 31
YONKERS, NY, July 30, 2021 — Hudson River Museum is thrilled to announce the reopening of our Gilded Age home, Glenview, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, with Guided Tours starting this Saturday, July 31, 1 & 3pm.
The 45-minute Guided Tours will provide an overview of the six fully restored period rooms and experience what life was like in 1877, when the John and Emily Trevor and family moved into Glenview. The Great Hall, Parlor, Ebony Library, Sitting Room, and Dining Room feature original woodwork, cabinetry, and a grand staircase, all by Daniel Pabst; original tiles by Minton, Maw, and Daniel Cottier; and restored stencils originally by Leissner & Louis. These magnificent Eastlake-style architectural and decorative features rank Glenview as one of the most important early Gilded Age residences open to the public.
We’ve been caring for our beloved Glenview while it was closed to the public. Handsome updates include new paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts on view, a freshly painted Dining Room and Sitting Room, a new carpet gracing the Great Hall stairway, and a dynamic floral-themed table setting designed by Debra Blair Design. The Museum and Glenview recently garnered a “Best Historic Site” award from Best of Westchester 2021.
Visitors will also once again be able to see Nybelwyck Hall, Yonkers’ favorite dollhouse. The elaborately decorated 24-room dollhouse, created by dollhouse enthusiast Mark O’Banks, is a stage set for the twenty Van Nybelwyck family members and friends who live within, and is adorned with more than 900 interior objects, including painstakingly crafted staircases, furniture, works of art, cross-stitched carpets, and papered walls.
“I like to remind our visitors that Glenview is so much more than a nineteenth-century house or gallery; it was once a family’s treasured home, and they lived real lives in it. It’s a place where we can step in and feel transported to another time, while also bringing in our contemporary understanding that we all belong and fit in,” said Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO.
Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, stated, “The period rooms are the most concentrated display of our permanent collection, and it’s exciting to reconsider the selection and arrangement of more than one hundred decorative arts and paintings. Several artworks are on view in Glenview for the first time, including a 1908 bronze sculpture of Victory by Evelyn Longman and a mid-nineteenth-century marble bust of Washington Irving by Henry Kirke Brown, donated by Jan and Warren Adelson.”
Guided Tours will be offered Thursday & Friday, 1pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 3pm. Maximum of 12 visitors per tour; masks are required. There is an additional cost for Glenview tours, advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested. Purchase tickets here. Recommended for ages 8+.
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Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York Metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.
Hours and Admission: Hudson River Museum is open Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm. Advanced tickets recommended. We follow NYS and CDC protocols for a safe and enjoyable visit. Learn more about our protocols and precautions and purchase tickets at hrm.org/visit.
General Admission: Adults $8; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE. Planetarium tickets: Adults $5; Youth (3–18) $3; Seniors (62+) $4; Students (with valid ID) $4; Veterans $4; Children (under 3) Free. Glenview Tour tickets: Planetarium tickets: Adults $5; Youth (3–18) $3; Seniors (62+) $4; Students (with valid ID) $4; Veterans $4; Children (under 3) Free. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North (Hudson Line—Yonkers and Glenview stations), by Bee-Line Bus Route #1, by car, and by bike. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.