Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Senate House State Historic Site
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 (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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 41° 56.09′ N, 74° 1.14′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Fair StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Senate House Museum (here, next to 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). Touch for a list and map 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. Friends of the Senate House website entry (Submitted on August 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Senate House. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.