2016 CENTENNIAL ANNUAL APPEAL
Dear Friends and Supporters: November 2016
2016 has been our CENTENNIAL YEAR! Since 1916, we have been serving West Point Cadets and the public with historic site tours, upkeep of the Warner Sisters’ authentic gardens, signature events on the island, and the care and maintenance of furniture, fixtures, and archives.
In this Centennial Year, the Association in collaboration with, and at the Putnam History Museum, recently opened The World of Anna and Susan Warner Exhibit. This Centennial exhibit features never before displayed items from the archives.
Also, an EDUCATION CENTER has been built on the Island utilizing the existing remains of the greenhouse! This handsome new facility will welcome visitors, hold exhibits of artifacts in climate-controlled conditions, and provide cadets, scholars and tourists with a space to congregate and learn. The renovation of the Warner House itself is the next task.
The CIA is grateful for your past support, and I urge you once again to make a contribution to further our important work and programs. Your gifts will help us continue to make this beautiful and historic gem available to the public.
Additionally, you are invited to our ANNUAL MEETING on Friday 2nd December 2016 at Dutchess Manor. We meet at 5:30 p.m. for the annual election of new Board Members, followed by cocktails and dinner, and a keynote address by noted Hudson Valley storyteller, Jonathan Kruk. RSVP on our website.
THANK YOU for 100 TERRIFIC YEARS!
Frederick Osborn III, Chairman,
Constitution Island Association