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"The Hudson Valley's historic sites range from Philipsburg Manor, an 18th-century farm and mill, to Sunnyside, the riverside home of Washington Irving, the 19th-century author of 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.' But for 20th-century history, nothing beats the Rockefeller estate at Kykuit."
--Beth Harpaz, The Associated Press, “Autumn in NY’s Hudson Valley"
“Pictures don’t do it justice. The Blaze is something best seen for yourself.’’
--Mackenzie Dawson, The New York Post, "7 Halloween events you won't want to miss"
"The team at Historic Hudson Valley, which produces the Blaze at the 18th-century Westchester County historic estate Van Cortlandt Manor, has perhaps one-upped itself (gasp!) with its latest creation. Dubbed LIGHTSCAPES, the exhibit swaps spooky skeletons, spiders, and monsters for dreamy fairies, flowers, butterflies, and giant toadstools in all colors of the rainbow."
--Jessica Friedlander, Hudson Valley Magazine, “LIGHTSCAPES Exhibit Dazzles Croton-on-Hudson”
"That’s why [Washington Irving’s] stories endure, and why they leave their author behind: because they are generous. They stretch with each reader’s imagination, and contract again to make room for the next – century after century."
--Elizabeth Bradley, Salon, "My Spooky Halloween Sleepover''
"Events like The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at post-Revolutionary Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson (think Christo’s “The Gates” for kids) and Horseman’s Hollow at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow (think Anne Rice meets Washington Irving) draw tens of thousands of visitors to the region each fall."
--Georgette Gouveia, The WAG, "Housing History"
"Everything about this little show of objects and art from Historic Hudson Valley’s properties is a delight..."
--The Economist "Americana for Sale", reporting from the Winter Antiques Show
"Focusing on the Philipse family or their tenant farmers, HHV was not falsifying history, but committing a sin of omission. Now, it has conscientiously corrected that through exploring and exposing the most painful component of Philipsburg Manor's past."
--Katrine Ames, AntiquesThe Real Story of Sleepy Hollow"