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2012 Daytrip - Stickley Museum & Presby Gardens

June 02, 2012

We have been notified by the Presby Memorial Iris Garden that due to the early spring, they are not predicting ANY Iris showing on June 2nd.    We regret this disappointing news, however, we have made alternative plans to visit the Van Vleck House and Garden in lieu of the Presby Gardens. Our trip will continue on to the Tabor Road Tavern for lunch and then on to the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms as planned and all departure and return times will remain the same. Should you wish to learn more about the Van Vleck House, please visit their website

The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to join us on a daytrip to visit...

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012

Time: Bus leaves the Historical Society at 8:45 am and returns at 5:30 pm

Cost:  HSRC Members $79 per person; Non members $89 per person; includes luxury bus transportation, site admissions, tours (where applicable) and a scrumptious luncheon.


Trip includes lunch at Harvest's Tabor Road Tavern.


Our first stop will be the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens for a self guided tour of this blooming extravaganza!  The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens was established in 1927 to honor Frank H. Presby of Montclair, a leading horticulturalist and a founder of The American Iris Society. This living museum, listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites, offers a spectacular display of thousands of iris varieties to visitors from all over the world.  The Gardens are in bloom from May 14 – June 6. 

Then it’s on to lunch at the Tabor Road Tavern, followed by an afternoon at The Stickley Museum: a 30-acre National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate, known as Craftsman Farms. The estate includes a restored log house, which is now operated as a historic house museum. We will step into this unique historic world, learn about the Arts and Crafts Movement, and Stickley’s utopian vision and experience first-hand, all that The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has to offer.  It is a place like no other. 

For more information on the Stickley Museum visit:

For more information on the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens visit:

For reservations, please print and fill out the .pdf below and mail it, along with payment, to The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City, New York 10956 as soon as possible as our trips fill up fast!

June 2, 2012 Bus Trip to Stickley Museum Registration Form


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