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!
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.
Boscobel also offers daily tickets, Season Passes, Artist Passes, and Library Passes. Please see our Visit page for details.
You can help open Boscobel's doors even wider.
Museums like Boscobel House and Gardens consistently rank as Americans’ most trusted source for history. Boscobel has devoted 2018 to fulfilling that responsibility, experimenting with new ways to connect modern-day visitors to history, nature, and design. Every one of the programs introduced this year—the Symphony Picnic, Ice Cream Social, and Heritage AppleFest—shared the unique beauty and history of Boscobel.
Please give generously to keep Boscobel a vibrant, relevant resource for our community. With your tax-deductible support, Boscobel can be everyone’s house on the Hudson.
Every contribution is invaluable.
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Reach your audience and support our mission.
Boscobel—which engages diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature—is known for preserving and sharing the matchless beauty of its historic house, museum collection, and iconic site along the Hudson River.
More than 20,000 people visited in 2017 to stroll our grounds, take a guided tour, enjoy a community event, view an exhibition, or participate in one of our fun and educational programs for families and schools.
Your sponsorship supports Boscobel’s community outreach and programs while bringing recognition to your organization.
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Bow Tie Ball
September 29, 2018
This year, Boscobel was thrilled to host our first ever Bow Tie Ball, honoring the President of our Board of Directors, Mr. Barnabas McHenry.