“I feel the air very fine here. This must become a great sanatorium before many years.”
U.S. Grant, Mt. McGregor, 1885
Tuberculosis (TB) was one of the nation’s leading causes of death in the early 1900’s with an estimated 110,000 persons dying annually. In 1910, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, America’s largest life insurer, made the decision to build a sanatorium for their employees diagnosed with TB.
Dave Hubbard, Grant Cottage’s Visitor Center & Group Sales Manager, will discuss the history of the mountain’s sanatorium through the eyes of a tuberculosis patient being treated at the Mount McGregor facility.
The suggested donation for Grant Cottage Porch Programs is $5 per person. Our events are supported with funding from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Program (NYSPTPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSPTPP is administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.