Brunch to honor families who preserved parkland

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:37

    CORNWALL — The annual Champagne Brunch of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. will honor the Harriman, Stern/Ogden, and Stillman families at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. “These three families are responsible for the preservation of significant parcels of land including Harriman State Park, Storm King Art Center and Black Rock Forest; their contributions to the environment have added tremendously to the quality of life of the residents of the Hudson Valley,” said Museum Chairman David Redden. A silent auction will feature several rare wine selections, including a Pichon Longueville Grand Cru 1989 Pauillac and Chapoutier 1991 Cote Rotie, an apartment in downtown Florence, Italy for a week and other items. Tickets start at $100 per person and all funds raised will help support the museum’s nature education programs. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or by calling 534-5506. More information, including a listing of the auction items, can be found at the Museum’s Web site.