The Martin Van Buren homestead, Lindenwald, a National Park Service Historic Site, and the Columbia County Historical Society have announced an all-expenses paid ‘Day of History’ partnership during Spring and Fall 2019 for all the students of Columbia County to the CCHS Rural Properties: 1737 Luykas Van Alen House and c.1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse; and to the residence of the 8th U.S. President, Lindenwald, the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
An all-expense paid field trip, which includes round-trip bus service, is being offered to all fourth grade classes in the Chatham, Germantown, Hudson, Kinderhook, New Lebanon, and Taconic Hills districts, thanks to grants and private donations to both organizations designated for this purpose.
On-site tours with historical perspectives, artifacts and stories are offered by experienced docents, along with pre-tour background and planning materials to support teachers’ current learning standards.
For more information contact the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Lindenwald) at (518) 758-9689, or the Columbia County Historical Society at (518) 758-9265.
Photo of 4th grade students touring the Luykas Van Alen House in a Day of History provided.