Although Lyndhurst has had a banner year experiencing record attendance and hosting high-profile events, the one challenge we cannot mitigate is the negative impact of increasingly high temperatures. Every time the temperature spikes, Lyndhurst’s interior becomes a pressure cooker and paint is literally peeling off the walls causing physical damage to the elaborate interior finishes of the mansion, jeopardizing our 10,000-piece collection, and forcing Lyndhurst to close on exceptionally hot days as we could not otherwise ensure the safety of our visitors or staff.
Over the winter, Lyndhurst will start a multi-year installation of climatization systems that will make Lyndhurst safe for all, preserve its collections, and do it in a way that minimizes our carbon footprint. However, we need your support to raise an additional $60,000 to make this project possible.
Year-end funding is one of the most important parts of our budget and your unrestricted contribution helps us undertake special projects and provides critical operational support to keep Lyndhurst thriving.
Make your year-end, tax-deductible gift today.
Your contribution may be eligible for a match from ArtsWestchester from now through December 30th, 2022.
You may also mail your donation check payable to Lyndhurst at 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY, 10591, Attn: Sheila Emery Murphy. If you’d like to make a gift of stock or mutual funds, please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-303-6833.
Members experience more of what makes Lyndhurst so exceptional. There is something new to discover every season and as a Member. When you join, you receive membership discounts plus exclusive Member benefits. Your membership also supports Lyndhurst’s special exhibitions, landscape programs, and restorations.
No matter what your interests, skills, or schedule, you can help Lyndhurst in its valuable work. Most volunteer programs at Lyndhurst are in the landscape and are a great way to expand your knowledge of design and gardens, give back to your community, meet new people, and share your love of horticulture. Select restoration programs can also be created to suit the interests of your group or organization.
Lyndhurst hosts group volunteer days perfect for university alumni groups, scouting organizations, and corporations. These programs can be tailored to your specific needs and interests depending on the size and scope of the activity, we may require organizations to provide supervision or make a donation in advance of the program.
For more information about alumni or student volunteering contact Associate Director Krystyn Hastings-Silver at 914-303-6835 or via email at email@example.com
Lyndhurst works with individual students needing to fulfill school volunteer requirements. Programs can vary and will be tailored to the interests and time requirements of each student.
For more information about student volunteering contact Associate Director Krystyn Hastings-Silver at 914-303-6835 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndhurst’s specialty gardens are supported by dedicated garden societies including the Garden Club of Irvington/Garden Club of America, the Fern Garden Society, and the Hudson Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. Each of these societies seeks volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens on the Lyndhurst property.
The Rose Garden, planted in the early 1900s, was one of Helen Gould’s most memorable contributions to Lyndhurst. In the 1970s, the garden was restored by the Garden Club of Irvington.
Is your group interested in maintaining the Rose Garden? Let us know!
The Fern Garden was established by Lyndhurst master gardener, Ferdinand Mangold for George Merritt in the 1860s. You can still see it shaded by birch trees and Norway Spruce along the entry drive. The Fern Garden is actively maintained by the Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden.
The Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden welcomes volunteers and can be reached by contacting Gray Williams, Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden President, at email@example.com or Carol Mickel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rock Garden was first established in 2001 and was constructed and is maintained by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. This year, Rock Garden Society volunteers are working to replace the naturalistic garden elements in the “rockery” section of the Lyndhurst property which has recently been restored to its 1868 appearance.
Volunteers are encouraged to participate. Please reach out to email@example.com for more information on how you can get involved!