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Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner

  • Historic Red Hook 5 Cherry Street Red Hook, NY 12571 United States (map)

Visit the new StoryStudio adjacent to the Elmendorph Inn, and view its inaugural exhibition, "Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner." The exhibit tells the remarkable story of Montgomery Place gardener, Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener, eventually opening his own business. Also take a tour of the Methodist Burial Ground just down the street, where Gilson is buried.

The exhibit will be open Sundays, 1-4 pm, until Labor Day weekend and also viewable on Tuesday afternoons, 1-4 pm, when the Elmendorph Inn is open.

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