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.

1950-Present

1957

Camp for migrant orchard workers built

 

 

1962

Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring

 

 

1963

“Birth of modern environmentalism” as Scenic Hudson begins law suit against Con Ed to preserve beauty of

 

Storm King Mountain; suit resolved in Scenic Hudson’s favor in 1981

 

 

1964

John Ross Delafield dies

 

 

1964-85

John White Delafield expands the orchards

 

 

1969

Led by Pete Seeger, the sloop Clearwater is built and launched to educate people about environmental issues in the Hudson

 

 

1985

John White Delafield dies

 

 

1986

Estate acquired as a museum through purchase and gift from J. Dennis Delafield

 

 

2016

Bard College acquires Montgomery Place from Historic Hudson Valley