Many of you – FOMAS members and Staatsburgh visitors alike – have requested a book that captures the beauty and story of this treasured landmark. The book will serve as a reminder of your visits and also expand your experience, increasing your knowledge of the Mills family, the Gilded Age, and the estate. In fact, 2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the renovation by Stanford White!
Much of the focus of the book will be on what was it like to live, visit, or work at Staatsburgh. Through the abundant use of pictures and graphics and a narrative based on years of research and interviews, the book will deliver the full story of Staatsburgh all in one place.
To assist with funding this project, the Friends have applied for a grant but even if awarded, it will not fully fund the project. We will still be over $5000 short. And that’s where you come in. We need your help to complete this book.
Any amount will help. Those who donate $250 or more, will receive a personalized autographed copy of the published book. Those who donate $500 or more will also be mentioned as a contributor in the credits of the book itself. But hurry. The deadline to be added as a contributor is November 15.
Many employers will support the generosity of its employees through a matching gift program. If your company does so, please submit your donation.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Update: Your response has been overwhelming! This has allowed us to write the book we really want and not just the one we could afford. It has grown in length and images. The story is so much fuller, thanks to your donations!
Estimated Cost of Publishing:
$18,500 – writing, design, editing, photographs, printing, shipping, marketing
$5,000 – over our original estimate because the book has grown in size!
$9,500 grant applied for to Furthermore Foundation, decision 12/1/20
$3,000 grant from Pomeroy Fund for NYS History
$15,045 Letter of Appeal donations