Country Pursuits – Houses of History

Country Pursuits – Houses of History

In August I helped organize a Historic House Tour in my favorite town—Hillsdale, NY. Hillsdale was founded in 1788 and was (and largely remains) a farming community. It was famous for its dairy farms, providing much of the milk and butter for New York City in the 19th century. Hillsdale’s amazing history extends far beyond bovine concerns, however, and remains a Hudson valley hamlet surrounded by lilting, rural beauty and dotted with architectural...