About the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
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.
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.
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
Sheri DeJan, Executive Assistant
Melissa Gavilanes, Education & Programs Coordinator
Kate Menconeri, Collection & Exhibition Manager
Marie Spano, Visitor Center Manager
Alice Tunison, Historic Site Interpreter
Peter & Tone Noci, Caretakers
Board of Trustees
Lisa Fox Martin, Chairman
Hudson Talbott, Vice-Chairman
Maynard Toll, Treasurer
Linda Gentalen, Secretary
Elizabeth Jacks, Executive Director