Olana Event Calendar

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Digital Audio Tours Launch The Olana Partnership has been working to expand the interpretation of Olana to include self-guided options in addition to staff guided tours. Currently, Olana has two downloadable tours visitors can choose from. The first downloadable tour, launched last year, is the Digital Historic Landscape Tour; it is designed to accompany you on your walk along the Ridge Road carriage road. New this season is Artist Brian Dewan curates Frederic Church’s Letters & 19th Century Ballads Tour. This tour can be listened to in any location but we recommend listening as you stroll any of the carriage roads designed by Frederic Church. While you walk you can contemplate Church’s life and words as well as the words of his family, contemporaries; and these are layered with songs from their era. Artist and musician Brian Dewan does a dramatic reading of significant letters in Olana’s collection.

Monday, January 1

CANCELLED! First Day Hike at Olana
Have you ever wanted to step into a piece of art? Now is your chance! Help us kick off the new year right by joining us for a walk along the artist-designed Ridge Road carriage drive, as we explore Olana as an inspiration for the creation of art through the centuries.  Approximate skill level: Easy, relatively flat with moderate uphill paved section halfway through hike. Leashed pets are allowed.

Additional info/instructions (refreshments, cancellation policy, etc): Event will be cancelled 48 hours in advance if there is significant ice or snow on the historic carriage drives – registered guests will be contacted if event is cancelled.

Due to extreme cold, wind chill, and snow and ice on the historic carriage roads this event has been cancelled. 

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