Friday, October 25 –7:00 pm -AT THE MORTON LIBRARY- Michael Frazier, Ellerslie
Michael Frazier will talk about the property south of Rhinecliff known as Ellerslie. Commanding one of the area’s best views of the Hudson River and part of Rhinebeck’s earliest land transaction in 1686, the thousand-acre site has served as home to a state senator; a vice president; prep school cadets at a Catholic military academy; and neglected, dependent and delinquent teenagers sent there by family courts or social service agencies. The speaker will share recently recovered original plans of the Morton mansion prepared in 1887 by architect Richard Morris Hunt. He will also share personal recollections from the time he served as a teacher/administrator at the campus. Refreshments will be served.