Old Home Day – Staten Island Parent
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Old Home Day

October 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come home to Historic Richmond Town!

A family favorite for generations, Old Home Day returns this October featuring historic trades demonstrations, music, food, crafts, and sweet treats. The world of the past comes alive—and you may even rekindle your own memories of Richmond Town!

Old Home Day’s roots can be traced back to the 1950s, when objects from the historical museum’s collection were brought outside to the lawn along Court Place, and visitors could enjoy demonstrations of carpentry, metalsmithing, and fiber arts. William McMillen, Richmond Town’s former Head of Restoration, fondly recalls attending this event as a child, and seeing it grow as the village, itself, expanded. McMillen’s father, Loring, was Staten Island’s borough historian, and a driving force behind the creation of what was then known as the Richmondtown Restoration, and today we are proud to offer many of the same old favorites—and some new features—as we continue this delightful tradition!

The village is alive with the smell of fresh bread baking in the kitchen of the historic Guyon-Lake-Tysen farmhouse. Enjoy hearty soup served in the rear-yard of the Tavern. Visit with the tinsmith, carpenter, blacksmith and basket-maker to discover how household items were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. Weavers, quilters and tailors complete the image of a county seat from centuries passed.

We strongly urge you to call ahead and confirm all dates, times, locations and details associated with this event. Staten Island Parent is not responsible for any changes or cancellations made to this event. Dates, times, locations, and details are subject to change at any time without notice.

Details

Date:
October 21, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Historic Richmond Town
Phone:
718-351-1611
Website:
http://www.historicrichmondtown.org/

Other

Age
All ages

Venue

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306 United States
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Phone:
718-351-1611