Boomers Spring Outing
Boomers Spring Outing: Thursday April 12, 2018
Boomers & Beyond Vanderbilt Mansion and Washington’s Headquarters Vanderbilt Mansion Washington’s Headquarters
All members of the Bet Torah community are invited, but seats are limited, and will be filled on a first come/first served basis. So, if interested, be sure to RSVP by April 2 using the form below.
Join us as we step back in time to visit two of the area’s great historic locations. Our first stop will be the Vanderbilt mansion, one of the area's oldest Hudson River estates. The earliest development of the estate began in 1764, however, the current house was designed and built between 1896– 1899 and was primarily used as a vacation home for Frederick Vanderbilt's family. The New York Times described the Vanderbilt’s estate as "the finest place on the Hudson between New York and Albany." The 54- room mansion is the work of the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White and has recently reopened after a major renovation. There are also several large gardens on the estate that incorporate the formal Italian style consisting of multiple tiers. We will be stopping for lunch at the famous Eveready Diner. Home to a monstrous menu and most of the chrome in the northeast. Following lunch, we will be visiting Washington’s Headquarters, the nation's first publicly owned historic site. In the critical months that General George Washington spent here, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea of an American monarchy; ended a conspiracy that could have led to military control of the government; created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated an influential letter to State Governors outlining the key principals he felt necessary for the new republic. We will be leaving Bet Torah at 8:20AM and plan to return at approximately 5:15PM.