The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston will celebrate the autumn season at the 18th Century Autumn Festival on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm.
The festival is part of the citywide commemoration of the Burning of Kingston.
The demonstrations at Senate House include meat smoking, pressing apples into cider and hearthside cooking. Hands-on activities include dipping candles, making cornhusk dolls, and playing 18th century toys and games.
The Third Ulster Militia will be demonstrating 18th century camp life. The Palisades Park Conservency is sponsoring a blacksmithing demonstration. Entertainment will be provided by Schuyler Gratto performing feats of tightrope and balancing acts, along with juggling and stilt walking.
The outside event is free. Guided tours of the Senate House will be provided at the usual rate of $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, ages 12 and under are free.
Senate House State Historic Site is part of a system of parks, recreation areas and historic sites operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the site is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information about this and other upcoming events, call the site at (845) 338-2786 or visit the State Parks website.
Photo of Senate House State Historic Site, provided.