Mount Gulian Welcomes Fathers and Pirates

Free admission and pirate program on June 19

The Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon will celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, with free admission for dads and a talk about pirates in the Hudson Valley. At 1 p.m. author and illustrator Chris Sanders will discuss her research for her graphic novel series Treasures of the Hudson Highlands, an historical fantasy about five pirates who battle the mighty Hudson in search of treasures.

“Yes, there were pirates on the Hudson, as early as there was trade on the river,” Sanders says. “It seems Captain Kidd’s final crew was recruited from this area and retired here upon his betrayal and unfortunate demise.”

Copies of Awash Ashore, the premier issue of the series, will be available for sale and signing. Following the presentation, visitors may tour the historic house, 18th century Dutch barn, and restored garden.

While there is no charge for fathers, the fee for others is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for young people ages six to 18. Children 5 and under are free, as are Mount Gulian members. Mount Gulian is located at 145 Sterling St. For more information, visit

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