Timeline

Montgomery Place illustrates Americans’ changing relationship with nature and landscape over time.
Developments at the estate were often made as a result of other regional and national events. Use the Timeline to see how key dates for Montgomery Place relate to key dates in regional and national environmental history.

1750-1800

1750s

Jane Colden collects and identifies 300+ species of Hudson Valley flora

 

 

1754-63

French & Indian War against Great Britain in North America

 

 

1750s and 60s

Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s writings are precursor to Romanticism

 

 

1764  

Edward Livingston born

 

 

1773

Janet Livingston marries Richard Montgomery; they live at Grasmere in Rhinebeck

 

 

1775-83

American Revolution against British rule

 

 

1776

Richard Montgomery killed at the Battle of Quebec Learn More...

 

 

1781

Louise Davezac born in St. Domingo

 

 

1789-99

French Revolution against absolute monarchy and aristocracy

 

 

1795-1816

English landscape designer Humphry Repton publishes three treatises on landscape gardening

 

 

1791-1804

Haitian Revolution against French rule Learn More...