The Historical Society of Rockland County is pleased to announce a day trip for Saturday, June 2, 2012. The first stop will be the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens for a self guided tour of this blooming extravaganza! The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens was established in 1927 to honor Frank H. Presby of Montclair, a leading horticulturalist and a founder of The American Iris Society. This living museum, listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites, offers a spectacular display of thousands of iris varieties to visitors from all over the world.
Then its lunch at the Tabor Road Tavern, followed by an afternoon at the Stickley Museum: a 30-acre National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate, known as Craftsman Farms. The estate includes a restored Log House, which is now operated as a historic house museum. We will step into this unique historic world, learn about the Arts and Crafts movement and Stickley’s utopian vision and experience first-hand, all that the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has to offer. It is a place like no other.
Bus Leaves the Historical Society at 8:45am and returns at 5:30pm.
Fees are $89 per person for non-members and $79 per person for HSRC Members and includes luxury bus transportation, site admissions, tours (where applicable) and luncheon.
Space is limited. Visit www.rocklandhistory.org for more information. Call 845-634-9629 for reservations and/or information.