Olana State Historic Site

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Visitors touring Olana, the majestic home of Frederic Church, will be led on a trip through time, seeing a remarkably preserved home, complete with much of the original furniture.


Visitors touring the majestic home of Frederic Church will be led on a trip through time, seeing a remarkably preserved home, complete with much of the original furniture. World-class paintings from Church's personal collection grace the walls of this beautiful mansion.

NEW! RENT&GO Backpacks – Available during open museum hours. Family Backpacks: Nature Wonder Packs are available for up to three hours for a $15 rental fee. Participants rent the packs and set off on an adventure that includes cloud and bird identification tools, sketching and nature writing supplies, finger puppets for nature plays; the pack also includes stencils, examples of Church’s sketches, and interesting reading materials. The pack is perfectly paired with a family picnic plan, and participants can keep the nature journal they find inside to keep working on their nature observations.  The Plein Air Painting Kit is also available for the first time this season for up to three tours and a rental fee of $25. Inspired by Church’s art? Try your hand at plein air painting while onsite. Kits include a travel easel, stool, paints and brushes, water, 2 small canvases, sketch pad and pencils, and suggestions on how Frederic Church started a painting.  Participants rent the kits and set off on an adventure to find their Hudson River School painting voice.

 Olana Programs

Olana State Historic Site is on Facebook


  • 5720 Route 9-G
    Hudson, NY 12534
  • (518) 828-0135

http://www.olana.org/

  • 5720 Route 9-G
    Hudson, NY 12534
  • (518) 828-0135

Olana Programs

Olana State Historic Site is on Facebook

NEW! RENT&GO Backpacks – Available during open museum hours. Family Backpacks: Nature Wonder Packs are available for up to three hours for a $15 rental fee. Participants rent the packs and set off on an adventure that includes cloud and bird identification tools, sketching and nature writing supplies, finger puppets for nature plays; the pack also includes stencils, examples of Church’s sketches, and interesting reading materials. The pack is perfectly paired with a family picnic plan, and participants can keep the nature journal they find inside to keep working on their nature observations.  The Plein Air Painting Kit is also available for the first time this season for up to three tours and a rental fee of $25. Inspired by Church’s art? Try your hand at plein air painting while onsite. Kits include a travel easel, stool, paints and brushes, water, 2 small canvases, sketch pad and pencils, and suggestions on how Frederic Church started a painting.  Participants rent the kits and set off on an adventure to find their Hudson River School painting voice.  

Olana State Historic Site From Wikipedia

Olana State Historic Site was the home of Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The centerpiece of Olana is an eclectic villa composed of many styles, difficult to categorize, which overlooks parkland and a working farm designed by the artist. As well, the residence has a wide view of the Hudson River valley, the Catskill Mountains and the Taconic Range. Church and his wife Isabel (1836–1899) named their estate after a fortress-treasure house in ancient Greater Persia (modern-day Armenia), which also overlooked a river valley.

 

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