Of the many people who have passed through Hyde Hall over the years—family, friends, workers, servants— some haven’t left, or so say the legends.  At least three family members and one family friend, each with their own story of love and loss, died tragically. Some say they haunt the halls of Hyde Hall. The Haunting of Hyde Hall tours, on August 4th and 11th at 6pm and 7pm, offer tantalizing glimpses of these troubled souls. Tours are limited in number, so reservations are required.  The cost is $15 per person; call 607.547.5098 for reservations.

Let’s go to the races!!!

Our annual gala fundraiser this year (Saturday, August 8 – 5:00pm), or rather FUN-raiser!, will be The Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby-themed evening of lawn games, auctions, mint juleps and barbecue, as well as dancing to the “soulful bluegrass” of The Handsome Hearts, a Brooklyn-based trio.  Premium Triple Crown tables for ten are available, and include complimentary silver mint julep cups and a magnum of Veuve Cliquot champagne.  Join the fun by going to HydeHall.org and clicking on “Buy Gala Tickets Now”.

The Music of WWI

Artists of the Glimmerglass Festival perform songs and instrumental chamber music from the time of World War I by Debussy, De Falla, Butterworth, Ives, and Ravel.  Chamber music and songs in English, French, and Spanish. Featuring Butterworth’s “Songs from A Shropshire Lad” and Debussy’s Violin Sonata, the pieces recall a peaceful time before the war, honor the fallen, and look forward to a new era.  This event takes place at the Hyde Hall Drawing Room on Wednesday, August 12, 5:30pm.  Seating is limited. Suggested donation of $20 per person.