The Wagon House Education Center is an integral part of the mission of The Olana Partnership: to inspire
the public by preserving and interpreting Olana, Frederic Church's masterpiece. The Olana Partnership's
vision is that the fully restored Olana, vibrant with the activity of students, visitors, and scholars, will be
the most widely recognized artist's home & studio in the world.
The Olana Partnership charges $100 for a full day use fee Monday through Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Renters needing set-up, breakdown, or catering assistance will pay TOP
$30 per hour for staff support, to take these tasks on themselves. Renters whose events are weekend (Saturday-Sunday) or fundraising
events will be charged $250 per event. Late evening use is possible, but requires $50 per hour after 5 PM, $100 per hour after 8 PM.
Business Members of TOP (The Olana Partnership) are given first priority based upon membership level and
facility availability and can use the site for free a few times a year. For more information about becoming a
Business Member, contact our Development office at 518-828-1872 x 102
By checking these boxes you are agreeing to these rental terms.
Chairs and Tables
The Wagon House chairs (65) and tables (4 six-foot folding tables) are available. The Event Sponsor agrees to
leave the space exactly as they found it unless otherwise instructed. All set-up and clean up must be performed
by Event Sponsor. Chairs and tables should be returned to where they were found,
the floor should be swept with a broom, and all catering and other debris must be carried out. A user can rent
tables and chairs (beyond our base) but there is a maximum of 65 in a theatre style seating arrangement and 35 with 4 rectangular tables.
Technology and Equipment
Computer, projector, pull down projection screen, window shades, 4 speaker sound system, small portable microphone system, conference call speaker phone with phone lines and dedicated phone line, wireless internet service, and heating and cooling system. There is also an easel white board (that can service large flip charts), markers, and other meeting support materials. We have a 2 coffee makers, 2 hot water kettles, thermos decanters, 2 sinks, and some refrigerator use.
The Olana Partnership (TOP) does not provide food or beverage services, and there are no cooking facilities on
premises. Outside organizations using the Wagon House will have to arrange for all catering and associated
permits, when applicable.
Delivery instructions for caterers:
Wagon House Education Center
Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Rt. 9G, Hudson, NY 12534
Take first right turn after the lake.
The applicant agrees to assume all responsibilities for damage and liability of any kind whatsoever. Certificate of
Insurance (for larger events – 50 people or over) must be arranged by Event Sponsor and must name “The Olana
Partnership” and “The People of the State of New York, Executive Department, the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation
and Historic Preservation, Taconic Region, its Officers, Agents, employees and assigns.” The Wagon House
applicant/user must have $1,000,000 in liability coverage for both property damage and bodily injury.
Amy Hufnagel, Director of Education, The Olana Partnership
P.O. Box 199, Hudson, NY 12534-0199
Ahufnagel@olana.org, 518-828-1872 ext. 105