THE BANNERMAN TRUST
The Trust is dedicated to preserving Bannerman Castle as an educational, cultural, historical, and recreational facility that promotes heritage tourism in the Hudson Valley. To that end, we aim to coordinate resources and funding to stabilize the structures on Pollepel Island so that the island is a safe and lasting destination for public tours and special events. We are also responsible for arranging public tours of the island each year. We maintain docks, trails, and gardens. We conduct other special projects (for example, preparation of Historic Structures Reports to document the history of the Castle) under the purview of the NYSOPRHP.
Executive Director and Founder
Realtor and co-owner of the Swann Inn in Beacon, NY.
Board of Directors:
Leonard Warner, President
Program Manager for the Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Sediments Group of WSP.
John Atherton, Vice President and Secretary
Susan Anderson, Treasurer
Susan has worked in New York City as a CPA since 1982, serving individuals, small companies, and non-profits. Her love of hiking and the outdoors brought her to the Cold Spring–Beacon area in the 1970s where she developed a long-standing love for the Hudson River Valley that has been enriched by volunteering with Bannerman’s.
Retired educator who has co-authored six books on Hudson Valley history, including Bannerman Castle.
Michael TJ McCormack, AIA
Partner of the architecture firm Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLP.
Partner at Lanc & Tully Engineering and Surveying
Owned Absolute Auction and Realty in Pleasant Valley, New York. Robert now runs Hudson Views.
Virginia Palen Donovan
Co-owner of Riverwinds Gallery in Beacon, NY. and online. Virginia is retired from IBM where she worked for over 35 years in programming, education, marketing, and management.
Frederick Osborn, III
Wes Gottlock, Senior Tour Guide Coordinator
Molly Foley, Tour Guide Coordinator
Donna Blakemore, Garden Coordinator
Barbara Gottlock, Co-Garden Coordinator
John Antinori, Head Captain of the Estuary Steward
Laurie Clark, BCT Administrator, Exhibition Coordinator and Curator of the Bannerman Gallery
Joan Maldarelli, Bookkeeper
Mary Ann Glass, Gallery Staff
Johan Ayoob, Gallery Staff
Paul Kluckman – Island Steward
Website Photo Credit:
Linda T. Hubbard
BOOK A TOUR
The rich history of Bannerman Castle and the beautiful scenery of Pollepel Island place will provide a wonderfully enriching day for the whole family.
BECOME A MEMBER
Become a Bannerman Castle Trust member and receive a friendship card, discounts on Island tours, Bannerman merchandise, most events and much more!
MAKE A DONATION
Make a donation to the Bannerman Castle Trust to help preserve Bannerman Castle, stabilize the buildings, and maintain the grounds on Pollepel Island.