Press Release from Coldengham Preservation and Historic Society

Joan Buck Smith, Vice President


Announcing the first Annual “ Colden Day” at the Ruins on Sunday April 21, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm.  It will be held at the site of the Colden Mansion at the corner of Stone Castle Road and Rt. 17K in Coldenham, NY.  The public is invited to celebrate the establishment of the Society by joining our membership list.

Our Mission Statement: to raise the public awareness and promote the appreciation of the history and legacy of Cadwallader Colden, Lt, Gov. of Provincial New York, and family;  To develop the Colden Mansion Ruins site into a heritage park, through preservation of the natural and built environment including Colden Mansion Ruins, Colden Family Cemetery and Colden Canal. We have submitted a provisional charter application to the State Education Dept.

 Tours of the stabilized ruins will be conducted by Historians Suzanne Isaksen and Robert Williams. Under-the-tent  displays will include the mansion photo time-line, the Colden family and other occupants, the Colden Cemetery, Jane Colden’s “Native Plant Sanctuary “ bulletin and plant samples, Colden Family descendents, and the natural history of the site.  There will be a children’s table with children’s crafts/coloring materials.

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