In the 1920s, after the death of Mr Vanderbilt, and the sale of the Idle Hour Estate, the Farm Area was purchased by Lucy Pritchard Sawyer Thompson. Mrs. Thompson converted these buildings for human use and established an Artist Colony here in 19261929. Ever since then, this area has been home to many creative people.

Idle Hour Artist Colony Files: Special Collections Location 8C: Requires appointment to use.



Read more about the history of the Artist Colony and Farm.

Farm Area

Tally-Ho Inn

Idle Hour Artist Colony Art and Artists at Dowling

Idle Hour Artist Colony Artists and Personalities

Idle Hour Artist Colony Bibliography



Do you have information to add? Then please contact Diane Holliday.

Last Modified on February 06, 2015, at 01:49 PM by DH


Questions - We Need Your Help!

Contribute Content

About Us

Dowling College Library Created Resources

Archives & Special Collections Digital Media - find maps, podcasts, wiki’s and timelines.

Related Links

AmericanTowns: Oakdale, NY

Explore the South Shore

Historic Houses Blog

Historic Long Island

Historic Newspapers

Long Island Oddities

Oakdale, NY

Local Museums and Historical Societies

Disclaimer

Dowling College Library Homepage

Whats New

Bulletin Board

PmWiki

SideBar