The Hudson River Museum opened in 1922 as the Yonkers Museum of Arts and Science in the Glenview Mansion. The museum housed a collection of artwork that mostly represented the history of the Hudson Valley, along with exhibits on natural science that included an elephant.
The Glenview Mansion was built in 1876 for the family of John Bond Trevor and financier. His family moved here from the Union Square area.
|Union Square NY by William Hahn 1878|
The Trevor family lived in Glenview mansion until Mrs Trevor died in 1922. At that time the city of Yonkers bought the mansion and its surrounding grounds and created the Yonkers Museum of Arts and Science.
For 65 years the mansion was the entirety of the museum.
Around 10 years ago the Hudson River Museum began an extensive renovation of the mansion. This included repainting the walls and ceilings in their original patterns, and restoring the house to its grand style.
|Room Screen - Dining Room|
If you are looking for something to do away from the crowds of NYC and you enjoy visiting small museums in beautiful locations come up to Yonkers.