Colonial life comes alive on Butler Road

Pre-Season Sale! $259 per ton - Premium Wood Pellets, Delivery Available - Curtis Lumber

B y Jaime Thomas

History buffs can get their colonial fix at the historic Butler homestead on Saturday, Oct. 13.  Re-enacting Colonial Life, a benefit for the Pember Library and Museum, will take place inside and outside of the house, which dates back to 1780.

This is the third time the event is being held, though in previous years funds were raised for other causes. Local artist Annette Lacroix, who organized this year’s activities, said this time they are a lot more involved and a lot more authentic.

“The experience is to come into a house that hasn’t changed since 1780. A lot of people have wanted to see it, but it wasn’t ready,” Lacroix said.

Among this year’s events will be talks, demonstrations and displays on all aspects of colonial life by re-enactors both local and from out of town, Lacroix said.  Carole Cordial, for example, will be spinning and dyeing wool and supplying cookies from 1700s molds. Mike Rivette will show handmade knives and tinsmith Walter Fleming will be on site.

 

Lacroix, who is a nationally published folk artist, said she has spent two years getting the homestead’s garden into 1800s condition. There are heirloom seeds as well as other points of interest for those interested in gardening.

 

Other attractions at the re-enactment day will include hearth cooking and baking, artists and artisans displaying their food and wares, herbs and agriculture displays, livestock and period dress. Richard Phillips will provide live music.

Along with several volunteers, Lacroix has been planning the event for several months. She said the day is about showcasing everyone who has talents and abilities, and she believes there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“There’s a lot going on; I don’t think anyone will be bored,” Lacroix said.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 270 Butler Road in Middle Granville. Admission is $3. Children under 10 are free. For more information call 518-642-2817.

Comments

comments


Tags: , ,

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26

REclaimED

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress, September 25, 2020

Chasin’ Racin’ – Great Race Place

Chasin Racin #20

By Mark Kane It was great to get back to the racing action at the “Great Race Place” Albany Saratoga […]

Granville Sentinel 9.24.20

Police Beat, Sept. 24

Granville Police Department Sept. 10 3:36 p.m. Benje C. Larico of New York City was ticketed for speeding on North […]

Whitehall Times 9.24.20

Everyone Eats arrives in Poultney

Everyone Eats

The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the […]

School district awaits insurance claim

118460951_3929653440381376_3186711997289802640_n

By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them […]

‘Car cruise’ to replace car show

By Austin Crosier The consequences of COVID-19 have forced people of all walks of life to change gears and improvise […]

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

Owner Vicky Hale poses for the camera behind the bar.

By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale […]

Loss of aid threatens to impact school plans

Seated Left to Right: Ashlee Zinn, Granville Central School District Superintendent Thomas McGurl, Granville Central School District Board of Education President Audrey Hicks.

By Austin Crosier Granville Central School District superintendent Thomas McGurl was bluntly honest in his monthly report to the Board […]