The Collections

Site Collections

The site’s collections, all original to the estate, were amassed by purchase and gift during the 140 years the Suckley family lived at Wilderstein. They number over 15,500 cataloged objects (three dimensional objects, textiles, clothing, art and personal items); 30,000 photographs; over 12,400 books, sheet music, magazines and ephemeral items dating from 1540 to 1991.

The archive collection is comprised of over 700 linear feet of manuscript letters, indentures, bills and personal correspondence from 1706 to 1991; more than 550 printed and manuscript maps; over 100 architectural and landscape drawings; diaries, ledgers, account books, ships’ logs and business records relating to the family’s real estate holdings and other enterprises. In all, it is one of the most comprehensive collections depicting the history of life in the Hudson Valley.

Access

Access to the Wilderstein Research Collections is by appointment.

Contact Information:
Curator, Wilderstein Historic Site
PO Box 383
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845.876.5911 / curator@wilderstein.org

Also visit our online catalog sponsored by the Southeastern Library Resources Council:

 Digital Images Catalog