Vanderbilt Mansion: A Gilded Age Country Place

Illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural and demographic changes that occurred as America
industrialized in the years after the Civil War.

Learn more about the Gilded Age through Parks As Classrooms, Field Trips, and Institutes & Workshops
like Teaching The Hudson Valley.


Students from 2014 Project Write

Summer Program Offering

"Project Write 2015" - Writing Into History - A Young Writers' Program

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Teaching The Hudson Valley

Teaching The Hudson Valley

THV helps educators discover, appreciate, and share the region's natural, historic, and cultural treasures with children and youth.

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Vanderbilt Mansion: Monument to the Gilded Age

Teaching With Historic Places

This lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into the classrooms across the country.

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Shaker Jr/Sr High School

NPS Call to Action: Adopted Class of 2016

Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement with the students of Shaker Jr/Sr High School in Latham, NY.

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Students from Shaker Jr. High


Teaching with National Park podcasts that were made for students by students.

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Students Arriving at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS

The Bus Could Be On Us For Your Next Field Trip!

Hyde Park has a lot to offer students, but all the history, culture and nature will not make a difference if there is no bus money to get here.

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Writing, history, and fun converged this summer in PROJECT WRITE.

Project Write

A dozen area secondary school students spent a week at our park in a program sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writing Project and the NPS.

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