Your Gift Makes Things Happen

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York marks the birthplace of American art, where the Hudson River School of landscape painting began. At its core, the organization’s purpose is to regenerate Cole’s revolutionary creativity so that it touches people’s lives today.

Your gift makes everything we do possible. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Make your gift here or by mail to the Thomas Cole Historic House, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414. Thank you so much for your generosity towards this place we all love.

Join us in building a Program Endowment

School Programs at the historic Site

The final challenge deadline to establish a $1.2 million Program Endowment with matching funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities is just one month away. The Program Endowment will provide a permanent source of income for all of our educational programs, including: Art Exhibitions, School Programs, Hikes & Paddles, Free Community Events, The Sunday Salons, The Cole Fellowship, and more!

In 2015, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site was awarded a matching grant of $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities with the challenge to raise $900,000 over five annual fundraising deadlines, and we’ve nearly done it! The final deadline is July 31, 2019.

Third graders visiting the historic site.

A gift of any amount would make a huge difference in the final stretch. To join this  initiative, please click the donate button above. Write in the amount of your gift and select your preferred method of giving. On the following page, select “Add special instructions” and let us know that you want to donate to the Program Endowment and support educational programming for generations to come. Thank you for joining us in this impactful initiative.

Making Your Gift a Lasting Legacy

Many of our supporters have already left a gift to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in their wills or estate plans to help preserve this historic place for future generations, and you can too. If you have already included the Thomas Cole Site in your will, please let us know. We can’t wait to thank you.

Find information on Planned Giving here. 

To talk about your goals and any questions please reach out to Jennifer at 518.943.7465 x6.

The Program Endowment has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. 

rootYour Gift Makes Things Happen