Hudson River Museum, Yonkers

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The Hudson River Museum, located in Trevor Park in Yonkers, New York, is the largest museum in Westchester County. The Yonkers Museum, founded in 1919 at City Hall, became the Hudson River Museum in 1948. While often seen as an art museum due to the extensive collection of works from the Hudson River school, the museum also features exhibits on the history, science and heritage of the region.
Founded in 1919 as the Yonkers Museum, the facility was also known as the Yonkers Museum of Science and the Arts, prior to being named the Hudson River Museum. The museum originally contained a number of mineral specimens housed in Yonkers City Hall.
Central to its history is the Glenview Mansion, a house built in 1877 from a design by American architect Charles W. Clinton, and once the home of one John Bond Trevor. Home of the museum for 45 years from 1929, the house now forms a large part of the Hudson River Museum. It contains six period rooms displaying furniture and decor from that era. In 1972 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum is the home of the Andrus Planetarium, the only public planetarium in Westchester County. It added the planetarium in 1969 to celebrate the beginning of the Space Age and the increasing interest in space. The planetarium was one part of the museum's expansion throughout the 1960s, which also included the construction of larger and more modern facilities to house its collections, followed by the restoration of the ground floor of the Glenview house to its 19th-century condition. The planetarium and its laser shows are credited with driving the museum's 30% increase in attendance in the early 1990s.
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  • I used to major in neuroscience at Temple and everyone always thought I was a genius when I said that!! I wanted to be a neurologist or radiologist because it sounded fun and they make a lot of... 
    I used to major in neuroscience at Temple and everyone always thought I was a genius when I said that!! I wanted to be a neurologist or radiologist because it sounded fun and they make a lot of...  more »
  • While my photos focus on the African American artist exhibit, this small museum has a lot to offer. Not only did they put on an EXCELLENT collection of African American/black art, but they had... 
    While my photos focus on the African American artist exhibit, this small museum has a lot to offer. Not only did they put on an EXCELLENT collection of African American/black art, but they had...  more »
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  • An amazing experience!! A Yonkers hidden gem. Currently featuring the exhibition "The World Of Frida". Accessible by car, bus and train. Located in the Trevor Park and Playground area. Parking is free and on site. Family friendly. I will definitely do it again.
  • Lovely courtyard, river views at the entrance and beautiful art. Check out the events available dedicated to the theme of exhibits. I went to a Frida themed paint night and it did not disappoint!

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