Join the Community

The Thomas Cole Historic Site is a non-profit organization that preserves and interprets the beautiful place where Thomas Cole lived and worked in the Hudson Valley, New York. Our support comes from generous people like you through membership, donations and volunteering.


Join the community of people who love and support the Thomas Cole Historic Site. Becoming a member is the easiest way to get involved and support the community.

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Support the restoration of the historic buildings, educational programs and more. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Fellowships & Internships

This is an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth experience for those looking to pursue a career in the museum field. Candidates with a passion for art, museums, history, and/or education are encouraged to apply.

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Support the New Studio

Built in 1846 according to Thomas Cole’s own design, the building stood about 75 yards from Cole’s home in Catskill for 125 years. Tragically, it was torn down in 1973 after falling into disrepair. However, we joyfully announce that the building has now been reconstructed on its original footprint.

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The Thomas Cole National Historic Site encourages you to learn more about our volunteer program! Our volunteers are wonderful people who contribute their time and skills for an array of enriching and vital aspects of our operation.

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