Discover Great Heritage
Destinations in Your Own Backyard!
Come explore all that the region has to offer at the inaugural Hudson Valley Heritage Fair! With table displays from the top historical destinations in the region, living history presentations, and so much more! Don't miss out on this chance to experience our region's historic sites - all in one place! This event is FREE and open to the public!

Sunday, May 17th
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Locust Grove Estate
2263 South Road, Poughkeepsie

We invite you to join us after the Heritage Fair for a special presentation by 'Museum Anarchist' Franklin Vagnone, followed by a networking reception and whiskey tasting.

What would our historic sites look like if we completely threw out the traditional historic house model and tried truly out-of-the-box thinking to engage visitors? The idea is being tested at the Historic House Trust of New York City. The concept, called The Anarchist Guide to Historic House Museums, was developed by Franklin Vagnone and Deborah E. Ryan. It calls for the holistic reexamination of the current historic house museum model and the establishment of a paradigm from the perspective of human habitation. For more about Franklin Vagnone, click here. 

Join us after the presentation to mingle with your colleagues in the field for food, wine, and a special whiskey tasting!

The presentation and reception are free, but space is limited and advance registration is required.

The Hudson Valley Heritage Fair is presented in partnership with:

Questions? For more information please call 
845-486-2381 or visit

Greater Hudson Heritage Network | 2199 Saw Mill River Road | Elmsford | NY | 10523