Scotia is celebrating its 360th birthday this year! Alexander Lindsey—it was his sons and grandsons that started adding the surname Glen—built his first house on the Mohawk in 1658.

Welcome fall at the Flint House Fall Festival on Sept. 23 (and it actually is the first day of fall), Sunday, from 11-3. You can enjoy tours of the house as well as exhibits and demonstrations, and then listen to a concert by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck.

Starting at 11:

Tours of the Flint House

Inside the house we’ll have a broom exhibit, loaned by the Schenectady County Historical Society, including some pieces of broom-making equipment.

Blacksmithing with John Ackner

Broom making

Flax breaking and heckling

Plein air painting and artwork on display by Deborah Angilletta and friends

Barbara Bennett with craft projects for kids

The Scotia Fire Department is bringing its antique pumper and information about emergency communication, both historic and modern.

Teachers and students from the SCCC Community Archaeology Program will be talking about what was discovered at the two digs done this year at the Flint House.

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn or under the tent.

Starting at noon on Sept. 23 we have two great food items!

First, for the whole family, we have free Stewart’s make-your-own ice cream sundaes! From noon until the ice cream is gone. Thanks Stewart’s!

Second, for the adults in the crowd, Wolf Hollow Brewing will be offering beer tasting and selling beer by the glass from 12-3. To celebrate our 360th anniversary, they are trying a new special brew for the first time.

“Our Lead Brewer came up with an exciting cask-conditioned beer.  It is our Oktoberfest beer fermented with black strap molasses and a bit of licorice which is reminiscent of colonial times in terms of the ingredients and process.” The name hasn’t been revealed yet. Stop by for a taste!

Water will be available also.

At 1:30 the Musicians of Ma’alwyck will take the stage for a concert of music celebrating each century of Scotia’s history. With an ensemble of violin, flute, guitar, and piano, there will be works from the 1600s up to the present.