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Thomas Cole National Historic Site Launches a New Way to Visit with Outdoor Explore Kits and Timed Pick-Ups
August 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 5, 2020
An innovative way to visit the historic site located in the Village of Catskill. Visitors can pick up a packet of information and supplies to enjoy a self-guided hour-long visit to the historic grounds and building exteriors. With the new Outdoor Explore Kits, visitors can step up onto the porch to sketch Cole’s favorite view with a new custom sketchbook and pencil, learn about the gardens and historic interiors in the printed Explore Guide, read Cole’s “Essay on American Scenery” on the bench under the historic Honey Locust tree, and find maps to other nearby adventures.
Outdoor Explore Kits are Free for Local Schoolchildren and their Families as Part of the Site’s Diversity, Equity and Access Initiative. Kits come in “Basic” ($12) and “Family” ($14), and pick-ups are available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Reservations must be made in advance to pick up during a specific time slot. All pick-ups are outdoors and contact-less. They take place outside of Thomas Cole’s 1839 studio building on the historic campus.
Kit reservations are available at thomascole.org/outdoorexplore.