Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Learn what it was like to be an artist during the 19th century while exploring the United States's first art movement. Born in 1801, Thomas Cole started the Hudson River School of painting, and produced notable works such as "The Voyage of Life." Students can have a tour of Ward's home and studio, and see breathtaking views of the Catskill Mountain Range. An alternate program examines Cole's painting studio, and offers and in-depth history of the painter's life, the Hudson River School of Art, and the historic site itself. Afterwards, students create original sketches and paintings of their experiences.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414. Greene County. Tel: 518-943-7465 ext. 6. Email: hparoubek@thomascole.org. Website: www.thomascole.org. Hrs: Vary, see website.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue