Road Scholar

2016 Schedule

June 19-24 or July 10-15, 2016

Exploring the Historic Hudson Valley (#20509)

The Hudson River Valley has been called the landscape that defined America. Join us as we 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 scenery.

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 June 19-24 program 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.

The July 10-15 program features a day spent at Mohonk Mountain House (pictured above) enjoying the gorgeous gardens and spectacular views.


June 5-10 or June 26-July 1, 2016

The Roosevelts: Life and Legacy of Franklin and Eleanor (#16009)

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 call 845-565-2076, fax 845-565-4199, or email Our mailing address is Road Scholar Program, Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.

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