Road Trip To St. Gaudens (Aug 12)

Bradford Historical Society Presents

“Road Trip to Saint Gaudens”

National Historic Site
Cornish, New Hampshire

August 12, 2017       9:30 am

Meet at the Bradford Park ‘N Ride to Caravan to Cornish.

If you need a ride, call 802-222-9621.

Over 100 pieces of Saint-Gaudens’ sculptures are exhibited in the galleries and on the grounds of the park. The sculptor’s home, “Aspet” contains three rooms of original family furnishings.  

An orientation film (18 min.), will introduce you to the life and artwork of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The park, with the exception of “Aspet,” may also be toured on your own, as all artwork has interpretive labels. Or, you can take scheduled tours.  Visit their website at https://www.nps.gov/saga to plan your visit.

An entrance fee of $10.00 per person is charged for visitors age 16 and over. America the Beautiful Passes including the Annual Pass, Senior Pass (for ages 62 and older, formerly called the Golden Age Pass), Access Pass, and the Active Military Annual Pass, are honored for entrance to the site.

This year the National Park Service celebrates the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and certain parks are highlighting their connections to the 16th president

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a great admirer of Lincoln and created two monuments to the fallen president. A special exhibit and tour at the park features these two sculptures. A new, free booklet details the history and development of the monuments, as well as other connections between Saint-Gaudens and Lincoln.

 

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