The Senate House State Historic Site will host their annual “Sugaring Off” event on Saturday, April 2nd. The day will feature demonstrations of boiling maple sap down to syrup, hewing a log into a trough, and hearth-side cooking. [Read more…] about Maple Sugaring, 18th Century Style
Senate House Historic Site
Senate House State Historic Site has unveiled a new display in the orientation room of the historic Senate House in Kingston, NY.
Visitors can experience the new display on a guided tour of the 18th century home of Abraham VanGaasbeek and the meeting place of the first New York State Senate in the midst of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Senate House Historic Site Unveils New Orientation Room
The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston has announced they are seeking to fill two position vacancies, including one for a Seasonal Laborer to assist with grounds maintenance, and a Historic Site Interpreter to work in the site’s museum. [Read more…] about Senate House Announces Position Vacancies
Senate House State Historic Site is set to re-open for tours and museum visitors for the 2021 season on Thursday, April 15th. The site will be open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays, 1 pm ro 5 pm through October 31st. [Read more…] about Senate House Historic Site Sets Reopening Date
Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston has reopened its facilities for tours and museum visitors with health and social distancing guidelines to protect visitors and staff.
The Site’s buildings had been closed to the public since March due to health and safety concerns related to the ongoing pandemic. [Read more…] about Senate House Announces Limited Re-Opening
The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston is set to celebrate the autumn season with the 18th Century Autumn Festival on Saturday, October 19, from 11 am to 3 pm.
The demonstrations will include meat smoking, pressing apples into cider, blacksmithing, and hearthside cooking. Hands-on activities include dipping candles, making cornhusk dolls, and playing 18th century toys and games. The Third Ulster Militia and First Ulster Militia will be demonstrating 18th century camp life. Entertainment by Stephen Gratto includes juggling, stilt walking, balancing acts and more. [Read more…] about 18th Century Autumn Festival Planned for Kingston
The Senate House State Historic Site is set to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday June 29, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm.
There will be a ceremony with dramatic readings and songs. The Third Ulster Militia will be encamped on the grounds demonstrating 18th century camp life including hearthside cooking and colonial medicine. In addition, Ben Franklin will perform science experiments and hands-on activities. Musician Mark Rust will be performing patriotic songs. 18th century games and toys will be on hand to try out. [Read more…] about Celebrating Independence at Senate House, Kingston
The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston, NY, is set to open for the 2019 season on Wednesday April 24. The site will be open to the public Wednesdays thru Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 to 5 pm. The site is located at 296 Fair Street in historic uptown Kingston. [Read more…] about Kingston Senate House Opening Day April 24th
The New Netherland Institute has announced the talk “To Serve in a Free Country: Slavery and Freedom in New Netherland” by Sam Huntington, educator at Crailo State Historic Site, has been set for Saturday, April 27th at the Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston. [Read more…] about Slavery and Freedom in New Netherland Talk In Kingston
The Senate House State Historic Site has announced a celebration of maple season, set for Saturday, April 6th, 2019, from 11 am to 3 pm. Activities include boiling maple sap to syrup, making jack wax candy, baking molasses cornbread and waffles over an open fire, hewing a log into a trough and making wooden buckets and spiles which were used to collect the sap. [Read more…] about Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style In Historic Kingston