Road Scholar

2018 Schedule

June 3-8 or July 3-13, 2018

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 10-15, 2018

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.


June 17-22 or June 24-29, 2018 

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 17-22 program features a tour of West Point, established in 1802 and located on the west bank of the Hudson River, it is the oldest continuously occupied military post in the United States.

The June 24-29 programLearn about the great Hudson River estates built during the Gilded Age with visits to the Vanderbilt and Staatsburgh mansions. 


The Road Scholar program is available on a commuter basis.

For more information, please call 845-565-2076, or email desmondcampus@msmc.edu. Our mailing address is Road Scholar Program, Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.