Historic Richmond Town will host a Hearth and Harvest Festival, featuring Native American culture and traditional 19th century harvest celebrations through food, dance, storytelling, and crafts, on Saturday, November 19th.
Historic Richmond Town is a town and farm museum complex in Richmondtown on Staten Island in New York City. It’s located near the geographical center of the island, at the junction of Richmond Road and Arthur Kill Road.
Historic Richmond Town has transformed the “Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours” into the Hearth & Harvest Festival, where visitors can explore Native life and culture through presentations of indigenous dance, storytelling, and crafts; as well as demonstrations of hearth cooking in North America by costumed interpreters who will use 18th and 19th century recipes, tools and techniques in historic kitchens throughout the village.
Special presentations of Native life and culture will be featured in the 3rd County Courthouse and Historical Museum, including a performance of Native dance by Patrick Little Wolf Brooks of the Tuscarora Nation and 7 Directions Dancers.
Costumed interpreters will prepare dishes using 18th and 19th century recipes, tools, and techniques in historic kitchens throughout the village.
Tours of the new Native Encampment will be led by the site’s builder, David Bunn Martine, throughout the day.
This program will take place from 10 am to 4 pm, admission is $15, $10 for members, and free for children up to 5 years old.
Historic Richmond Town is located at 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.