During the Membership Luncheon, AHRC Nassau will recognize the 100th Anniversary of our mansion and campus. Please join us as we celebrate our history and this special year.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS THURSDAY!
AHRC Nassau 100 Year Anniversary and History
AHRC Nassau is headquartered at the former Gold Coast estate of James Norman Hill and his wife, Marguerite Sawyer. James was the eldest son of James J. Hill, founder and president of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Completed in 1918, the mansion and 230-acre estate, known as “Big Tree Farm,” was the couple’s summer residence. The home and surrounding buildings were designed by the renowned architectural firm, Walker & Gillette, with landscaping by the prominent firm, Olmsted Brothers.
Today, AHRC Nassau is located on 17 acres of the original estate. The campus includes the mansion, a large number of unique tree species, reflecting ponds, a pool house and operational greenhouses. Since purchasing the property in 1958, AHRC Nassau’s campus has grown to include an education center for children, along with a full-service health center.
A retrospective of AHRC Nassau, its Brookville campus and highlights of our cause and achievements over the past 100 years will be on display during the Membership Luncheon.