The Junior Historians program is co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield. The program is geared toward children ages 5 to 12, and seeks to promote interest, engagement, and enjoyment in local history by providing opportunities for children to interact with historical content in a fun and engaging way through story, artwork, and hands-on activities.
All Junior Historian programs are free. Reservations are encouraged. Please call (518) 686-4682 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Step back in time and enjoy a day in pre-industrial America.
Historic Eastfield Village, in East Nassau, NY, is celebrating its 7th annual Founders’ Day Open House on Saturday, September 23 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
This is the one day of the year that the general public is invited to come and visit the privately-owned, recreated nineteenth century village. Admission is $20; children accompanied by an adult are free.
Guests can tour more than 20 historic structures and their furnishings, dating from 1789 – 1840. Master craftsmen, including a printer, tinsmith, blacksmith, cabinetmaker, potter, scissor artist and more, will be demonstrating their skills and selling their wares.
Enjoy nineteenth century entertainments including “Shape- note” Singing, Magician, Music, and Miniature Hot Air Balloons. Other demonstrations include presentations by Eastfield’s own 19th Century “Militia,” and country dancing.
Patrons can enjoy tea and sweets or a hearty lunch available for sale at the Briggs Tavern and can shop for handcrafted items and antiques.
Historic Eastfield Village is home to the internationally recognized “Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops.” It is located at 104 Mud Pond Road, East Nassau, NY 12062. For more info, see www.HistoricEastfield.org or contact EastfieldVillage@gmail.com.