Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

Glenview is a river home with a past that first began with its building in 1876, built by New York City financier John Bond Trevor (1820 – 1890) Glenview’s twenty-four rooms were outfitted with the modern conveniences of indoor plumbing, gas lighting, and a huge coal-burning furnace. Trevor’s wife and daughter lived in the house until Mrs. Trevor’s death in 1922. The house was put up for sale, many of its contents sold at auction. The house, itself, was sold to the City of Yonkers, in New York, and opened as the Yonkers Museum of Science and the Arts in 1924, renamed The Hudson River Museum of Yonkers in 1948 and, then, renamed, again, The Hudson River Museum of Westchester. In the 1960s, the Museum began to restore the home as an historic residence that showed life in a home of the Gilded Age. I visited the museum last year and have chosen it for Traces of the Past this week. The museum sits overlooking the Hudson River with sweeping views of the Palisades in New Jersey across from it.

Traces of the Past

Woodstock Animal Rescue Farm

The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, and rabbits who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Originally located in Woodstock, NY, it outgrew the 23 acres it was on, and moved to the nearby town of High Falls on 150 acres. We visited this past weekend, meeting the many goats, sheep, Guineafowl, turkeys, hens and cows who now live there. We were educated about the abuse many suffer at the hands of the food industry, living in deplorable conditions. The sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains were everywhere we looked, making for an uplifting experience, beauty and kindness to animals all in one place. sheepgraze