Hyde Hall celebrated the opening of the 2015 Season this year with a special ribbon-cutting celebration at the new Tin Top Visitor’s Center, followed by the Celebrate Mom! Garden Party at the mansion.
Executive Director, Jonathan Maney kicked off the event with a beautiful welcome message and then introduced two very special guests, Senator Jim Seward and Ruth Pierpont, Deputy Commissioner of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Both spoke on the importance of cultural tourism to our local economy as well as the benefits of collaborative partnerships between public entities and private organizations.
The ribbon-cutting was followed by a champagne toast and the festive annual Garden Party, complete with house tours featuring the newly renovated carpets presented by Jill Maney, PhD., tea in the drawing room and period-style entertainment by Angelica Palmer and Friends.
Beginning May 23rd, Hyde Hall will be open daily for visitors with tours every hour from 10am to 4pm. Click here for additional details on visiting Hyde Hall.