Friends of Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park INC.

Friends of Carnwath Farms Historic Site  & Park  Inc.

Board of Directors

Executive Board: 

Sandra Vacchio - President 

George J. Gumbel- Treasurer 

Joseph D. Cavaccini - Executive Director /Wappinger  Historian  


Richard L. Thurston

Joseph P. Paoloni

Donna Lenhart

Joseph Ennesser

Friends of Carnwath Committee Chairs

Donna Lenhart - Research & Publications  Director

Florence Graff - Media Director

Joseph D. Cavaccini - Maintenance & Restoration Director

Joseph Ennesser - Trails Director

George J. Gumbel- Gardens Director

If you would like to fill one of our vacant  positions on our Board of Directors please contact Friends of Carnwath Executive Director Joey Cavaccini.

Forms and Applications:

The Friends of Carnwath is an official Not-for-Profit organization and was officially established on
June 5, 2015.

Mission Statement:

Friends of Carnwath Farms Historic Site and Park is a community based organization working with the Town of Wappinger, youth and historical organizations to ensure the restoration and rehabilitation of Carnwath Farms Park in the Wheeler Hill Historic District.


Vision Statement:


Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park can once again be the gem of the Hudson Valley, and that the Carnwath Manor, and the rest of the structures on the Carnwath property can be restored and rehabilitated to build on heritage tourism and a sense of community in the Town of Wappinger, N.Y.        

Learn about what we're planning! View the video below.

Membership Application

Internship Application

Please send all applications to:

Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park

attn. Joey Cavaccini

20 Middlebush Road, 

Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590

Or you can deliver in person to:

Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park

Administrative Offices

81 Carnwath Farms Lane,

Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590

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"The Gem of the Hudson"