About Us

About Us

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1919 by the State of New Hampshire to promote the legacy of the great American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) and to preserve his home, studios, gardens, and artworks in Cornish. The trustees operated the property as a museum from 1927 until 1964, when they donated it to the federal government. To this day, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial serves as an active partner of, and advocate for, the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. We sponsor public programs that promote awareness of Saint-Gaudens, the lasting legacy of his work, and the creative arts both past and present.

Our Initiatives

Each year the Saint-Gaudens Memorial sponsors a summer concert series in the Little Studio and art exhibitions in the Picture Gallery. We also underwrite an artist’s fellowship and diverse educational programs, and contribute toward the acquisition and conservation of the park’s art collections.

Contact Us

Saint-Gaudens Memorial
34 South Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 944-1608
info@saint-gaudens.org

Mission

Mission

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial promotes the living legacy of the great American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). We partner with the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, Cornish, NH, to enhance appreciation of the arts through exhibitions, concerts, fellowships, and public programs.

HISTORY

History

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial was incorporated in 1919 to maintain a living memorial to Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) on the site of his home and studios in Cornish, New Hampshire. Its primary purpose, as conceived by Saint-Gaudens’s widow Augusta (1848–1926), was to preserve and maintain the property and artworks and to educate visitors about the arts. The Trustees also selectively acquire and preserve works by Saint-Gaudens, assist in the education of emerging artists, and present exhibitions, concerts, and other events. 

In 1964, in order to more effectively ensure the care of the Saint-Gaudens property and to allow the Saint-Gaudens Memorial to carry out its greater mission, the property–including all structures, land, and artworks–was donated to the federal government for public ownership. In 1965, the U.S. Congress passed legislation establishing the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, now the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. 

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial remains a nonprofit organization and we actively partner with the park to preserve the property as well as sponsor and fund programs for the benefit of the public. We are autonomous in our charter, organization, finances, and decision-making powers, and work in close cooperation with the National Park Service to promote goals set down in our original 1919 charter.

Booklet

Read about our history by downloading our centennial history booklet.
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Trustees

Contact Us

Saint-Gaudens Memorial
34 South Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 944-1608
info@saint-gaudens.org

National Historical Park

Our Partnership with the National Park Service

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial, incorporated in 1919, and the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park enjoy a unique partnership centered on promoting the legacy of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. In 1964, the Memorial donated the property, including the grounds, buildings and works of art, to the United States for public ownership. The following year, U.S. Congress passed legislation conveying it to the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, as the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, now the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. A place of extraordinary character and beauty, it is the only unit of the National Park Service devoted to an American artist with substantial art holdings, and the only national park in New Hampshire. The National Park Service maintains and manages the park, which draws some 40,000 visitors each year. The Saint-Gaudens Memorial initiates, sponsors, and funds programs offered at the park for the benefit of the public. Visit NPS website.


Photography by Don Freeman


More Info

Visit the NPS website for information and to plan your visit.

Volunteers

To volunteer, please visit
the NPS website