The Olana Partnership celebrates day after Christmas with throwback winter activities

HUDSON, NY (NEWS10) – The day after Christmas, a majestic scene was set from another century.

“Welcome to Olana a winter celebration”, said Amy Hufnagel, who is the Director of Education at The Olana Partnership.

Inside the main house at Olana, a winter celebration took place, complete with 19th century activities with a 21st century twist.

“Some of the things a 19th century family would have done following the Christmas holiday”, said Hufnagel.

Anything from creating bird feeders from pine cones to ice carving the children got a taste of it all in a world without hi-tech screens.

“What’s amazing is you’re in a museum. It’s a family’s house”, said Hufnagel.

Guests on Saturday were treated to tours inside a house they’ve long wondered about.

“Over the Rip Van Winkle you can see it”, said Hufnagel.

However on Saturday, Lauren Baldwin saw it up close by getting a tour of the grounds and even by going on a carriage ride.

“We never knew someone lucky enough to live here. We never knew the story behind it”, said visitor Lauren Baldwin.

Lauren Baldwin got a chance to go back in time, even just for a day, to take in a little history during the holidays.

If you’d like to find out more about Olana or go on a tour yourself you can visit: http://www.olana.org/