Twelfth Night was one of the traditional holidays celebrated by the Dutch and English colonists of early New York. Twelfth Night was the final holiday of the season and was marked with unsurpassed feasting and revelry.
On Saturday January 10, 2015 Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer, NY, will welcome visitors for its annual Twelfth Night Celebration from 4 until 7 pm.
There will be decorations, seasonal music and seventeenth century re-enactors. Hearthside cooking demonstrations with a crackling fire, crafts, colonial toys and refreshments will fill out the evening. Additionally, the Marketplace Museum Shop will be open, with a selection of unique items.
Visitors can take a short drive across the Hudson River to Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany for “Salutations of the Season!” The site will play host to an event with 18th-century food, music and reenactors, and wassail toasts around bonfires.
Admission $6 adults/ $5 seniors and students/ $1 children under 12 and $4.00 for Friends members. Special Combo Admission to both sites: $7 adults/ $6 seniors and students/ $2 children under 12/ $5 Friends members. Snow date is January 11.
Once the Van Rensselaer family’s fortified home, Crailo State Historic Site is the museum of the colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley and is one of 35 historic sites and 176 parks administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more informationvisit nysparks.com or www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite or call (518) 463-8738.