Giving Tuesday is fast approaching! Hyde Hall is participating in #NYGivesDay on November 28 and we need your help to make our campaign a success.
You can support by making a donation, by sharing this email with your friends, by sharing our information on your social networks and helping to drive people to our NYGivesDay Profile Page on November 28.
We thank you in advance for your support.
Jonathan Maney, Hyde Hall, Executive Director
HYDE HALL IS THANKFUL
Extensive documentation. Hyde Hall is one of the most documented houses in America and this treasure-trove of letters, bills, and receipts has guided our research and restorations and has fleshed out much of what we know about the house and its history of five generations of Clarke family residency here.
A great tours staff. Tours at Hyde Hall consistently get rave reviews on TripAdvisor because of our interpreters’ depth of knowledge, their professionalism, and their genuine passion for history.
The distinctiveness of Hyde Hall. With its extremely rare, vapor lighting and other functioning, period lighting, its growing collection of accurately reproduced period-style textiles, and its carefully documented rooms with original furnishings produced by important New York State furniture craftsmen such as John Meads and Duncan Phyfe, and its strong, English flavor, Hyde Hall offers visitors an unusually interesting window into the heritage of our past.
The outstanding beauty of our setting. Hyde Hall offers some of the best views in New York State and is an excellent example of the English picturesque aesthetic.
The originality and integrity of George Clarke’s masterpiece. Hyde Hall is largely unaltered from the lifetime of George Clarke and retains roughly 70% of its original furnishings. Hyde Hall is therefore a rare social and architectural survivor from the first decades of this nation’s history and has much to show people about life in a sophisticated, elegant, and technologically complex country home.