Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus
An American Treasure
Montgomery Place, a 380-acre estate adjacent to the main Bard College campus and overlooking the Hudson River, is a designated National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Renowned architects, landscape designers, and horticulturists worked to create an elegant and inspiring country estate consisting of a mansion, farm, orchards, farmhouse, and other smaller buildings. The Montgomery Place estate was owned by members of the Livingston family from 1802 until the 1980s. In 1986, Livingston heir John Dennis Delafield transferred the estate to Historic Hudson Valley in whose hands it remained until 2016, when Bard College acquired the property.
New Exhibitions and Salon Series Coming in Spring 2019Two new exhibitions and the next instance of the salon series will open at Montgomery Place in May 2019:
- Toward an Ethical Imagination: Gilsonfest: Programs and exhibitions honoring Alexander Gilson, Head Gardener at Montgomery Place from the 1840s to 1880s.
- The Gilded Garden: Historic Ornament in the Landscape at Montgomery Place
- Spring Salon Series on Music of the Gilded Age