The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston, NY, has announced a free, hands-on program on the 18th Century Growing Season, set for Saturday, May 20th. The site will host various presenters demonstrating crafts that would have been seen in the 18th century around this time of year.
The Ulster County Beekeepers will demonstrate beekeeping, Fred DePaul will show visitors sheep shearing, and Brittany Belz will share her talent at hearthside cooking. The 3rd Ulster Militia, who will showcase 18th century camp life. Finally, the Friends of Senate House will be in attendance, assisting with planting the site’s 18th century inspired vegetable garden.
Attendees will be able to take guided tours of Senate House, the 18th century home of the VanGaasbeek family and the building where the first New York State Senate met in 1777. Tours will be given every hour until 4 pm. Admission for the tour and museum is $7 per adult and $5 per senior, with children age 12 and below free.
This program will take place from 11 am to 4 pm. The Senate House State Historic Site is located at 296 Fair Street in Kingston. For more information call (845) 338-2786, visit the New York State Parks website.
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