Welcome to Staatsburgh State Historic Site's blog! Learn more about the Gilded Age home of Ruth and Ogden Mills!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Welcome to the new blog for Staatsburgh State Historic Site.  We are part of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Taconic Region and this lovely mansion (seen below) was the Gilded Age home of Ruth Livingston Mills and her husband, financier Ogden Mills.  Commonly referred to as Mills Mansion by local residents, Staatsburgh State Historic Site is open to the public for tours and special events.  Visit our facebook page for information about hours of operation and activities at the mansion.

We hope that this blog will provide a more in-depth look at the building, the collections, the Mills family, and the Gilded Age.  There is an endless amount of fascinating subjects that are impossible to cover during a tour of the mansion and this blog is a place where we can explore these topics.  What happens on site when it is closed to the public?  What is really in those rooms that are not part of the tour?  What restoration work is ongoing or starting?  We plan to bring an in-depth look at hidden treasures in the collections and explore the lives of the Gilded Age elite and the people who served them.  If our readers want to learn more about specific people or things we welcome any comments or suggestions for future posts!