Save the Date–June 3, 2017

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It’s a cold, windy day with a tiny dusting of snow, but imagine the green grass, leaves on the trees, plants in bloom, and warm breezes and save the date–June 3, 2017. The Musicians of Ma’alwyck will be presenting a special free performance outdoors at the Flint House at 6:30 pm. Excerpts from The Ship’s Captain: an 1817 Vaudeville and other works will celebrate the musical history of America.

Bring a picnic supper to this one-hour concert while you enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Under tent seating will be available as well.

More information will be coming in the spring!

Fall Open House on November 12

Come to the Open House at the Flint House on Saturday, November 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tours this fall will focus on the history of the house. A poster exhibit will illustrate various views of the house and how it has changed over the years; maps of the area in different periods; statistics about the farm and the Reese family in the mid-1800s; and renovations made since the village owned the house.

Dr. Steve Jones will display artifacts and diagrams from past archaeological digs and explain what they can tell us about the history of the house and land.

Barbara Bennett, Mrs. Red Shoes, will be offering two craft projects for kids (and adults, too)—a fall centerpiece to go around a votive candle, and a simple quilled ornament. The quilling is reminiscent of the Scandinavian decorations that Miss Flint used to sell in her shop at the house, as quite a few of you will remember.

The Flint House, at 421 S. Reynolds Street, is one of the oldest buildings in Scotia.

Stop by to learn about the house and village, and to meet me, your village historian Beverly Clark.

November is New York State History Month, and there are many historical sites and events to explore!