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Boscobel’s gardens, grounds, and Visitor Center remain fully open during public hours. However, House Tours have been suspended until further notice. Please visit for more information. x

Library Recovery Effort

In mid April 2024, the plaster ceiling in Boscobel’s historic Library collapsed without warning, causing major damage to the room, its contents, and adjacent rooms.  Thankfully, no one was harmed or in the building at the time. Boscobel is working diligently alongside a team of engineers, art conservators, and local officials to assess the building and collection.

House visitation is suspended for the foreseeable future.  

In the meantime, Boscobel’s gardens, grounds, and Visitor Center remain fully open during public hours. We anticipate no disruption to the weekly farmers’ market, outdoor programming, private events, or our annual Chamber Music Festival. We are making immediate pivots to offer alternative experiences to guests who have already booked house visits, expanding our guided tours of the grounds and gardens, sharing more collection objects in our Visitor Center, and more.  

As Boscobel’s stewards, we are devastated by this loss. However, we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine one of the most beautiful rooms in America. Boscobel has a glorious history of coming back from disaster, and we are drawing inspiration from the community commitment that saved Boscobel from total destruction in the 1950s. It is now up to us to write the next chapter in that story.


Boscobel’s ability to continue operations and plan for our future will rely on the continued support of our community. To help us with our initial recovery effort, click here to donate.  Other ways to help us during this critical period include joining Boscobel as a Member, buying tickets to an upcoming program, visiting us during our public open hours, and follow us on social media (@BoscobelHG)! Questions on our immediate needs or how we will use your donation? Reach out to Martha Pearson, Development Director, at 845-265-3638 ext. 111.

Enormous thanks to the cultural organizations, neighbors, volunteers, and donors who have already stepped forward to help us rise to this challenge:

Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative | LinkedInGreater Hudson Heritage Network 2023 Excellence Awards Announced - New York Almanack Desmond-Fish Public Library | The Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish LibraryPutnam History Museum Digital Collection | New York Heritage


Premium Map Advertisement Space (4" W x 4.5" H) — COLD SPRING CHAMBER OF COMMERCEPutnam County Tourism



We will update the public on important developments through our website and social mediaPlease direct media inquiries to


Thank you,

Jennifer Carlquist
Executive Director and Curator


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