Exhibit - 'Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner'

  • Red Hook, Hudson Valley
  • Jun 16, 2019
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Tour Red Hook's oldest public building, the Elmendorph Inn, a mid-18th century restored stagecoach inn. Visit the adjacent new StoryStudio with its inaugural exhibition, "Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner." The exhibit tells the remarkable story of Montgomery Place gardener, Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener, eventually openening his own business. Gilson is buried in the Methodist Burial Ground on Cherry Street. It includes an exhibition by Bard College students, a quilt about Gilson's life made by community quilters, and a display of historic garden artifacts and plants.

  • From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • 7562 North Broadway
    Red Hook, NY 12571
  • 845 758 1920
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • PTH Weekend Event (6/15-16 & 10/12-14, 2019): Yes
  • Elmendorph Inn
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