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Sages: Explore Hudson Valley

Stained Glass Images Courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley, (

The details from the three stained-glass windows (shown here) “Cherubim,” “Ezekiel,” and “Joel”—are part of a series of nine by Marc Chagall that grace Union Church of Pocantico Hills in New York, which also contains a rose window by Henri Matisse. All the windows were commissioned as family memorials by the Rockefellers, who had worshipped there since John D. Rockefeller moved to the village in the early 1890s.

Garnet Sage \`gär-net `saj\ n [fr. Tom Hallowell ’29, upon celebrating his 50th class reunion] (1980): a graduate of Swarthmore College who has celebrated his or her 50th class reunion.

Join the Garnet Sages Nov. 12 through 14 to tour some of the Hudson River Valley’s most beautiful and interesting sights, including a visit to the Franklin D. Roosevelt home, library, and museum in Hyde Park. The FDR library—the first presidential library—was planned and designed by Roosevelt himself and remains as it was during his third and fourth terms. Also in Hyde Park is the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Travelers will tour the CIA’s facilities—comprising 41 kitchens and bakeshops—and enjoy dinner in one of its five public restaurants.

Other stops on the three-day, two-night trip include a visit to the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley and home to a unique collection of stained-glass windows created by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse; the newly restored Boscobel house and gardens, located on a bluff overlooking the Hudson Valley; Washington Irving’s riverside home, Sunnyside; and the Brotherhood Winery, which is located in Washingtonville.

To register, please contact Astrid Devaney at or (610) 328-8412 as soon as possible.

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