Vision Statement

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site will be the leading source for education and scholarship that inspires cultural and environmental awareness of the American landscape and the continuing impact of Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School.

Mission Statement

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site preserves and interprets the home and studios of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation’s first art movement.  Cole’s profound influence on America’s cultural landscape inspires us to engage broad audiences through educational programs that are relevant today.

Strategic Plan

In 2010, the board and staff of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site wrote and adopted a new Strategic Plan to guide decision-making as the organization entered its second decade.
Download the 2010 Strategic Plan.


Elizabeth B. Jacks, Executive Director

Ryder Cooley, Visitor Center Associate

Betsy Goodman-Smith, Docent

Jennifer Greim, Communications Manager

Olivia Lichens, Docent

Kate Menconeri, Director of Exhibitions & Collections

Peter and Tone Noci, Caretakers

Heather Paroubek, Education Manager

Jennifer Richard-Morrow, Museum Educator

Marie Spano, Visitor Center Manager

Carrie Tuccio, Museum Administrator

Alice Tunison, Program Manager

Board of Trustees

Lisa Fox Martin, Chairman

Stephen Dunn, Vice-Chairman

Maynard Toll, Treasurer

Marianne Lockwood, Secretary

Elizabeth Jacks, Executive Director

Loie Acevedo

Asli Ay

David Barnes

Carrie Feder

MaryEllen Gallagher

Linda Gentalen

Michel Goldberg

Nina Matis

Anne Miller

Stephen Shadley

Warner Shook

Hudson Talbott

Sybil Tannenbaum

National Council

Kevin J. Avery

Annette Blaugrund

Gerald Carr

Linda S. Ferber

Ella M. Foshay

Eleanor Jones Harvey

Ashton Hawkins

Patricia Junker

Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser

Katherine Manthorne

Barbara Novak

Paul D. Schweizer

Nancy Siegel

John Stilgoe

Alan Wallach


The Thomas Cole National Historic Site distributes an annual newsletter with updates on events and exhibitions at the Historic Site, as well as original articles about a particular artwork or moment in history. The printed newsletter is mailed to members, and is made available online here for all.

Annual Reports



Microsoft Word - 2010 Annual Report

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