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Emily Rockwell Crane Chadbourne (1871–1964): Reflections on a life of philanthropy and influence from Chicago, Paris and the Hudson Valley.

July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Emily Rockwell Crane Chadbourne (1871–1964) was the daughter of Richard Teller Crane and Mary Prentice Crane. Emily, well-known for art collection and philanthropy, sat on the board of governors for the Art Institute of Chicago, was a fellow in perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and former president of the Senate House Museum in Kingston, NY. She had a residence and shared global interests with her life partner, Ms. Ellen LaMotte, in Ulster County at Sally Tack Tavern, Stone Ridge, NY from 1917 until her death in 1964. Using never before seen photographs and primary documents, this presentation will highlight some of Emily’s unique contributions to Ulster County and more globally to art, historic preservation, and women in the board room and in political discourse.


Timothy Hunt, PhD, is a research scientist at Columbia University, School of Social Work, and family therapist in clinical practice for over 26 years. He is the current resident of Tack Tavern from 1995 to present, and commissioner and Co-Chair of the Marbletown Historic Preservation Commission since 2001.

Cynthia Wachtell, PhD, is a research associate professor of American Studies and the founding director of the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program at Yeshiva University. She earned her PhD in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University and MA degree in American Studies from Yale University. She is the author of War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861-1914.

Timothy Hunt

Cynthia Wachtell

Emily Chadbourne


July 9, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Ulster County Historical Society
845 338-5614


Bevier House Museum
2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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845 338-5614