Congratulations to all who have worked tirelessly on the Colden Mansion Ruins project!
The Geater Hudson Heritage Network has selected Michael Hayes, Town of Montgomery Supervisor; Marion Brown, Chair of the Colden Mansion Preservation Team, Suzanne Isaksen, Town Historian and Stephen Tilly, Architect to receive a 2010 Award Towards Excellence for the community collaboration, historic preservation, and Regional Heritage Advancement for the Colden Mansion Emergency Stabilization Project.
This award is in recognition of the successful effort to stabilize, maintain and interpret the remains of an important piece of local history which was in danger of being lost completely.
The award will be presented on October 1, 2010, at the annual meeting of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. For more information, please visit http://www.greaterhudson.org/
This award would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone over the years to overcome what seemed like unsurmountable odds to preserve the Colden Mansion Ruins from the ravages of time, neglect, indifference and the bulldozers of development. They have always understood that this preservation project protects an important part of where we as a country have come from, and is a gift to generations to come. The history of the Colden Mansion Ruins is our history.