Outdoor Discovery Center

On Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, NY - 845-534-5506
Mail: P.O. Box 451, Cornwall, NY 12518 - Fax 845-534-4581 - No dogs on preserve
Nature Play - Nature Programs - Trails - Visitors Center 10am-4pm Sat & Sun

Wildlife Education Center

25 Boulevard Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 845-534-7781
Open Fri – Sun 12pm – 4pm. Animal Program Sat and Sun at 1pm & 2:30pm
Live Native Animals I Special Exhibits I Story Walk

Planned Giving

The generosity of Museum friends who include the Museum in their wills and estate planning will change the future and enable us to connect children with nature for years to come!



“Generations for Nature” is the Museum’s Planned Giving Circle.  All those who make planned gifts to the Museum are eligible.  If you let the museum’s executive director, Jackie Grant, know that you have included the Museum in your estate planning, we will happily recognize you in our communications (if you desire) and include you in special Museum events. 

Why do people leave legacies?  Beyond the primary reason – because they care about the nature Museum and want its work to continue into the future – there are many others.  They may want to preserve the family name or honor a loved one.  They may want to make a statement of community support.  They may even want to ease the tax burden on their heirs.

How do you leave a legacy? The first step is to contact your financial advisor or estate attorney.  He or she can discuss options with you.  We also know professionals who can help, including our colleagues at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

Is My Contribution Tax-Deductible? Absolutely. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization which entitles your donation to favorable tax treatment.

What are Some of My Options?   Again, there are many, but the easiest is a bequest in your will. You can simply say: “I/we give to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum the sum of $_____ (or describe the property or percentage of the estate you wish to leave.)”  Other options include securities, insurance benefits, real estate and trusts, and each one has unique features that might be right for you. 

Can I Get More Information? Certainly, click here for a brochure. The Museum’s executive director, Jackie Grant, will also be happy to help. Feel free to contact her at (845)534-5506, ext. 203 or at jgrant@hhnm.org. You can also fill out this card and mail it to us at: Jackie Grant, Executive Director Hudson Highlands Nature Museum PO Box 451 Cornwall, NY 12518

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