• Mist rises over fields on Martin Van Buren's farm Lindenwald as the Catkill Mountains loom in the distance.

    Martin Van Buren

    National Historic Site New York

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President Van Buren's home, Lindenwald, about 1976 two years after being designated a National Historic Site by Congress.  The park is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend.  Join the fun in Kinderhook Village.

National Park Service

Lindenwald was designated a National Historic Site in 1974. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday July 19 at the Kinderhook Farmers’ Market from 10:00 to 2:00 by hosting a “pop up” museum with a 1970s theme. Do you still have a great collection of 45 singles? Here’s your chance to show them off. How about some photos from the "olden times"? Bring something on-topic to share, write a label for your object, and place it on display. It’s that easy. It’ll be a chance to reminisce with Park Rangers and others in the community about the days of disco, long gas lines, Apollo moon shots, leisure suits, and Watergate. Don't be square, see you there!

Did You Know?

Martin Van Buren by John Sartain.

Martin Van Buren was the first president born in the United States of America. He was born December 5, 1782 six years after the colonies declared independence from Britain. The seven previous presidents were all born British subjects.