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National Historical Park - New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, New Hampshire, preserves the home, gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), one of America's foremost sculptors. This was his summer residence from 1885 to 1897, his permanent home from 1900 until his death in 1907, and the center of the Cornish Art Colony. There are two hiking trails that explore the park's natural areas. Original sculptures are on exhibit, along with reproductions of his greatest masterpieces. It is located on Saint-Gaudens Road in Cornish, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) off New Hampshire Route 12A.



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https://www.nps.gov/saga/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Gaudens_National_Historical_Park Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, New Hampshire, preserves the home, gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), one of America's foremost sculptors. This was his summer residence from 1885 to 1897, his permanent home from 1900 until his death in 1907, and the center of the Cornish Art Colony. There are two hiking trails that explore the park's natural areas. Original sculptures are on exhibit, along with reproductions of his greatest masterpieces. It is located on Saint-Gaudens Road in Cornish, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) off New Hampshire Route 12A. Your National Park for the Arts preserves the home and studio of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). Here stories flow through a landscape of inspiration. Discover the history behind the captivating bronze sculptures and enjoy the beauty of art and nature. The park and its partners continue the tradition of the Cornish Colony of artists. Unleash your creativity today. From West Lebanon, NH, (at Exit 20 of Interstate Rt 89) take Route 12A south for about 12 miles, Saint-Gaudens Road will be on the left. Proceed up Saint-Gaudens Road .5 miles. The parking lot will be on your right. From Windsor, Vermont, For passenger vehicles, take bridge Street cross the Connecticut River via the covered bridge. Caution: the bridge is closed to RVs, trucks and busses. At the end of the covered Bridge in New Hampshire, turn left. Saint Gaudens Road will be on you right in one mile. Visitor Center Located next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln, the Visitor Center provides information and restrooms to all visitors. Here you can watch the orientation film, browse the gift store, and learn about available public programs. Aspet, home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens Looking toward Aspet from the Pan Garden Built in 1817, Saint-Gaudens came here in 1885. He named it Aspet after the birthplace of his father in France. Interior of the Little Studio Interior of the Little Studio, Sculpture of Diana in foreground The Little Studio where Augustus Saint-Gaudens worked, exhibits some his well known works. The Shaw Memorial Visitors looking at the Shaw Memorial Visitors looking at the bronze cast of the Shaw Memorial, Saint-Gaudens' masterpiece. Formal Gardens View of the Formal Gardens The Formal Gardens remain much like they were in the artist's time. Twenty dollar gold coin, 1907 Obverse of the twenty dollar gold coin, 1907 The 20 dollar gold piece Saint-Gaudens designed, is considered the most beautiful American coin ever minted NETN Species Spotlight - Your Flowers, Shrubs, and Plants Native species - birds, insects, plants, etc - need our help. When planning your yard layout, consider adding some valuable native plants to the mix. 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This account provides a unique perspective on one of Saint-Gaudens’ final pieces and one of the most celebrated coins in American history. 1907 Gold Coin by Augustus Saint-Gaudens Charles S. Parnell Monument The final public monument by Augustus Saint-Gaudens stands in the Irish city of his birth Clay model of Charles S. Parnell Monument in the Studio of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Cornish, N.H. Species Spotlight - Cecropia Moth Cecropia moths are the largest moth in North America. Their fascinating one-year life cycle is one of the most amazing transformations known to nature. Face of a male cecropia moth. Invasion of the Biome Bashers Invasive plants are a concerning and growing issue for eastern national parks. Learn what is spreading, and how some parks are seeing success in managing them. Glossy buckthron Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Coin Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Theodore Roosevelt’s relationship was not only a working one, but also a friendly one. Their most famous project together was the beautifully designed ten- and twenty-dollar gold coins. Along with the coins, Saint-Gaudens also designed Roosevelt’s 1905 Inaugural Medal. Twenty dollar gold coin obverse side Lady Liberty The Cornish Colony The Cornish Colony was a flourishing art community that arose around Augustus Saint-Gaudens as he lived in Cornish, NH. The group of painters, sculptors, writers, and other patrons of the arts are uniquely reflected in the collection of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park. watercolor painting of Aspet Stick to the Flag: Saint-Gaudens’ Farragut Monument Saint-Gaudens’ memorial of Admiral David Farragut was unveiled in New York City’s Madison Square Park in 1881. This monument put into bronze the life and legacy of one the greatest naval war heroes of the Civil War as well as led to Saint-Gaudens’ rapid rise to fame. A bronze statue of a uniformed man stands on top of a bluestone pedestal The Process of Sculpture (in Limerick) Behold an artistic transition,/ The steps to complete each commission. gold-colored sculpture of man on a horse and angel The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial The individuality of the figures in the Shaw Memorial is one of the monument's most striking and affecting characteristics. This version is on display at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site near Cornish, New Hampshire. Photo of Memorial, with Shaw on horseback accompanying his 54th Massachusetts Infantry Resilient Forests Initiative - Managing Invasive Plants & Pests Park forests are threatened by invasive plants and pests. Strategically tackling invasive plants to protect park’s highest priority natural resources and planning around forest pests and pathogens are important actions in managing resilient forests. 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Canopy gap Species Spotlight - Deer Tick Deer ticks are an increasing problem in the northeast. Learn more about why they are increasing, the way they spread Lyme disease, and how to prevent getting a tick bite. And there are also lizards. Warm lizard. Species Spotlight - Dragonflies Dragonflies have incredible powers of flight and vision. Learn how they use these to catch just about anything they want on the wing. Dragonfly nymph. Species Spotlight - White Ash White ash trees are an integral part of the forests of the Northeast, and they are under grave threat of ceasing to exist as a mature canopy species in the near future. The culprit is a tiny invasive insect called the Emerald Ash Borer. Learn more about the current state of ash trees in the region, and learn how to help slow the spread of this destructive forest pest. White ash seedling Species Spotlight - Oaks Oaks appear so often in the story of humanity that it could scarcely have been written without them. Learn more about this amazing trees species and how it has shaped cultures across the world. A white oak branch with acorns Intern and Fellow Highlights: Cristina Tejada You may have heard of cultural resources, but what exactly does this work entail and what type of work do interns and fellows do? Meet Cristina Tejada (she/her) who is the American Conservation Experience (ACE) Cultural Resources Diversity Intership Program (CRDIP), Curatorial and Education Assistant at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. Cristina in her ACE uniform in a park service booth outside ready to talk to visitors Species Spotlight - Flying Squirrels Tiny and cute, flying squirrels are efficient gliders with a few surprises tucked away under their furry sleeves. A Southern Flying Squirrel. 50 Nifty Finds #4: Getting In the Zone For more than a century the National Park Service (NPS) has won awards and honors for its work preserving cultural and natural resources and sharing the diverse stories of American history. One of its earliest honors came from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California, in 1915. But wait…The NPS was created in 1916, right? How could it win an award before it existed? Round bronze medal featuring nude man and woman Species Spotlight - Red Fox Legendary for their cunning cleverness, red fox are equally at home in the trackless wilderness as they are in a tract-housing development. It has established itself world-wide, and it's very particular set of skills makes it a nightmare for hapless meadow voles. A Red Fox. The Apple Trees at Aspet As Augustus Saint-Gaudens developed his home at Aspet, he found pleasure in the landscape through recreational activities, sculpting and shaping its built and natural features, and maintaining the rural character and function that defined the Cornish area. The apple trees at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park reflect this history. The park has recently used DNA testing to identify varieties and grown grafts using samples from the remaining trees. white apples blossoms in evening light Blow-Me-Down Farm and the Country Place Era Between about 1870 and 1930, many wealthy families established rural estates including the Beaman family at Blow-Me-Down Farm. This article describes their attitudes towards the New Hampshire estate and the cultural attraction to rural life by many during this period. large red barn Species Spotlight - Black Bear Bears have endured a paradoxical reputation for centuries. At once being associated with cuddly teddy bears and the helpful Smokey Bear, as well as a ferocious, blood-thirsty beast. As we learn more about their mind-boggling biology however, they may start to occupy a new niche in the popular mind - that of a natural marvel. A sitting black bear 54th Massachusetts Regiment The 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first regiment of African Americans from the North to serve during the Civil War, bravely assaulted Battery Wagner in Charleston Harbor. Their bravery increased Northern efforts to enlist African Americans. By war's end, over 180,000 African Americans fought in the US Army, roughly 10% of the fighting men. Crop of mural depicting the 54th Regiment's assault of Battery Wagner, focus on death of Col Shaw Species Spotlight - Woodland Box Turtle Box turtles have evolved the familiar turtle shell to near perfection, holding the ability to close of its head and legs within its hinged under shell. A turtle supports the Earh on its back A Ranger Again Bob Widger is a registered nurse, outdoor enthusiast, husband, father, and grandfather, but being a park ranger has punctuated every chapter of his life. An ethos of service is constant for Widger - just like the pull of Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. park ranger standing with bronze sculpture Inclusivity Through Art at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park In late September 2021, rangers at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park arrived for work and discovered that a marble memorial had been defaced the previous night with antisemitic symbols and words. Learn more about how park staff used art to overcome the hatred and come closer together as a community. a quilt hung on a wall Species Spotlight - Moose Moose have long been revered animal by native peoples. In recent decades it has been suffering from a combination of warming winters, parasitic brainworms, and winter ticks. 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