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Senate House and Kingston in the Rev. War

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Tonight Deana Preston joins Jane to talk about the Senate House in Kingston, Ulster County, NY. A NY state historic site, the Senate House is a museum focusing on the first New York state government during the American Revolution. Amidst the turmoil of a British military invasion in the fall of 1777, the elected representatives of rebellious New Yorkers met in Kingston to form a new state government. While convened in Kingston in September and October, New York's first Senate met in the simple stone house of merchant Abraham Van Gaasbeek. Among its treasures are: major art works by John Vanderlyn and other members of the Vanderlyn family of Kingston, dating from the 1720s through the 1870s, and notable paintings by Ammi Phillips, Joseph Tubby, James Bard, and Thomas Sully. Find out more about this museum gem in historic Kingston and Kingston in the American Revolution from Deana. 

Find the Senate House here: http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/18/details.aspx