Philanthropist and businessman William Miner grew up in rural Chazy and made his fortune by inventing, patenting, and manufacturing specialized railroad equipment. In 1903, he and his wife, Alice, returned to the family’s Chazy farm and began more than three decades of innovative philanthropic work in the region.
In this outing, we will explore two of the Miners’ most significant and lasting achievements: the Alice T. Miner Colonial Museum and Heart’s Delight Farm. The museum was established in 1924 in a three-story stone mansion that was modified to house Alice’s collection of art and decorative objects.
The farm was an organizational and technological marvel in its day with 300 buildings on 15,000 acres, and 800 employees. In the 20th century, the farm evolved into the Miner Institute which presently focuses on pioneering agricultural research and livestock breeding, as well as providing educational programs in the areas of farm management and environmental science.
This tour will be led by Alice T. Miner Museum Director Ellen Adams and a team from the Miner Institute.
FEE: $40 for AARCH members $50 for non-members.