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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Community Attic

Senate House State Historic Site

 
 
A Community Attic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
1. A Community Attic Marker
Inscription.
This Georgian Revival style museum was built in 1927 to house and display Senate House State Historic Site’s expanding collections. Today’s permanent and temporary exhibits showcase Hudson Valey decorative and fine arts, including works by such prominent American painters as John Vanderlyn, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Scully, James Bard, and Ammi Phillips as well as furnishings, manuscripts, toys, Native American artifacts, weapons, and Currier and Ives prints.

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John Vanderlyn Legacy
John Vanderlyn (1775-1852) was born and raised in Kingston. Trained as an artist in New York and in France, he pursued historical paintings while supporting himself by painting portraits. He gained national recognition during his lifetime and remains an important early American artist. The museum at Senate House features many of his works.
 
Location. 41° 56.09′ N, 74° 1.14′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Fair Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the museum at Senate House State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Senate House Museum (here, next to
A Community Attic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
2. A Community Attic Marker
this marker); The Evolution of the Senate House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Loughran House (within shouting distance of this marker); Senate House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Radical Idea: Government by the People (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Senate House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Stockade   1658 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stockade Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
 
More about this marker. Photos of various items from the museum appear on the markers. These include a c. 1700 loom donated to the site in 1892, and several paintings: Calhoun, James Bard 1856; Helena Sleight, John Vanderlyn Junior, 1857; Severyn Bruyn, John Vanderlyn, 1795-1796; and a miniature portrait of ohn Vanderlyn possibly painted by Francois Andre Vincent, 1811-1815.
 
Also see . . .
1. Senate House State Historic Site
Marker at the Senate House State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
3. Marker at the Senate House State Historic Site
. New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation website. (Submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Senate House. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Loom from the Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
4. Loom from the Museum
Other Items from Senate House Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
5. Other Items from Senate House Museum
Senate House Museum Exhibits image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
6. Senate House Museum Exhibits
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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