June 19-24 or July 10-15, 2016
Exploring the Historic Hudson Valley
The Hudson River Valley has been called the landscape that
defined America. Join us to explore its nationally significant
cultural and historic heritage with expert background presentations
and field trips to iconic sites that vary by season. Enjoy an
afternoon cruise on the majestic Hudson to appreciate the splendid
Also included are field trips to Huguenot Street, the oldest
continually inhabited street in America with its original houses,
to Washington's final Revolutionary Headquarters and to Gomez Mill
House, the oldest Jewish dwelling in North America.
The July 10-15 program features a day spent at Mohonk Mountain
House enjoying the gorgeous gardens and spectacular views.
June 19-24, 2016
This program date features a performance of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare
Festival performed on the banks of the Hudson and includes a
special session with actors. Prior to the performance we will
explore Boscobel, one of the
finest examples of Federal architecture in the country with grand
collections and inspirational views.
June 5-10 or June 26-July 1, 2016
The Roosevelts: Life and Legacy of Franklin and Eleanor
Examine the ideals and achievements of American history’s
foremost “power couple” of the 20th century as well as influences
of the area they called home. The only U.S. president elected to
more than two terms, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the architect of
the nation we know today, implementing extraordinary
transformations of American government, economy, and culture. Gain
a deeper understanding and appreciation of these two great
Americans and their remarkable lives during presentations and field
trips to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum; the Eleanor
Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill; their beloved Hudson Valley home,
Springwood; and FDR’s private retreat, Top Cottage. A cruise on the
beautiful Hudson River is a special highlight.
June 12-June 17, 2016
A Taste of the Hudson Valley (#12545)
Explore the famed and elegant Culinary Institute of America
located in a picturesque former Jesuit seminary overlooking the
river. While there, enjoy a sumptuous meal prepared under the
tutelage of world class chefs. Farms and farmers markets are a huge
part of the Hudson Valley’s landscape. There will be a cooking
class emphasizing local produce and taught by a CIA graduate. We
will learn about maple sugaring at a beautiful farm in Dutchess
County. We will also visit a local brewery. Cruise the
resplendent Hudson and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
The Road Scholar program is available on a commuter basis.
For more information, please contact us at Road Scholars
Program, Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College, 6 Albany Post
Road, Newburgh, NY 12550. Call 845-565-2076, fax 845-565-4199, or