Our Mission


Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance (CVPA) works to restore and find sustainable uses for the Calvert Vaux-designed Hoyt House and landscape at The Point in Staatsburg, NY, as well as the site’s excellent 19th-century barn complex. Expanding awareness of the watershed role played by Vaux in American architecture and landscape design is critical to growing the circles of support needed to succeed at such extensive restoration. As a pivotal Vaux creation, The Point is uniquely suited to becoming a place where his work can be interpreted and experienced. By seizing this important opportunity, CVPA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves the Mid Hudson economy by developing sustainable uses for The Point’s many structures, drawing visitors to Mills Norrie Park, and creating greater appreciation for the many exciting Vaux resources throughout the region. We also serve all Americans by helping to forge a more complete narrative of our cultural history.