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Live three hundred years in one day! During the months of July and August it's all living history all the time at Historic Richmond Town, where costumed interpreters bring the sounds, smells, tastes, and sights of the past to life for visitors. We also offer the opportunity for young people to get their hands on history with engaging educational programs.

Time travel to an era in America's past when people made most everything they needed by hand.

Never heard of our apprentice program? Well, the camp has been around for over thirty years and has graduated teens who have gone on to be successful leaders in the community. Many currently serve on the Boards of museums and other organizations. The program instills an appreciation of character, culture and service that helps define the qualities of good leaders.





APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Session 1
JULY 3, 2017 - JULY 14, 2017
 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Session 2
JULY 17, 2017 - JULY 28, 2017
 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Junior Apprentice Program
Session 1: JULY 10, 2017 - JULY 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 Session 2: JULY 24, 2017 - JULY 28, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Intensive
JULY 31, 3017 - AUGUST 4, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

For children 11-15.


Time travel to an era in America's past when people made most everything they needed by hand. Apprenticeships are available for Session 1 in Tinsmithing, Cooking, Carpentry and Dollmaking for an opportunity to do an intensive exploration of a trade or activity of the past.  Session 2 includes Tinsmithing, Blacksmithing, Cooking, and Dollmaking.

$650 and $600 for members of the Staten Island Historical Society.
Space is limited and registration will be based on date application is received.
Call (718) 351-1611, Ext. 281 for reservations and information.


Download Application for Session 1

Download Application for Session 2 

Download Application for Intensive

Apprentice Health Waiver

Download Application for Junior Session 1

Download Application for Junior Session 2



The Health Waiver is not needed until your application is accepted.
Applications can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Upcoming Events

  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Fri - Nov 17, 2017 6:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Breakfast with Santa
    Sat - Nov 25, 2017 10:00AM
    Children, enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa!
  • Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour
    Sat - Nov 25, 2017 1:00PM
    Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.
  • Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour
    Sun - Nov 26, 2017 1:00PM
    Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.
  • Bennett Cafe Breakfast
    Sun - Dec 3, 2017 10:00AM
    Homestyle breakfast at Bennett Cafe!
  • Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting
    Sun - Dec 3, 2017 11:00AM
    Experience nostalgia all through the Historic Village.
  • Candlelight Tours
    Sat - Dec 9, 2017 5:00PM
    Visitors of all ages take a journey through three-hundred years of tradition as they discover how America's most festive season came to be.
  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Sat - Dec 9, 2017 6:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Candlelight Tours
    Sat - Dec 16, 2017 5:00PM
    Visitors of all ages take a journey through three-hundred years of tradition as they discover how America's most festive season came to be.
  • Victorian Valentine Workshop
    Sat - Feb 3, 2018 1:00PM
    Make your own!
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Sat - Mar 31, 2018 10:00AM
    Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style!
  • NYC BBQ Cookoff 2018
    Sat - Apr 7, 2018 12:00PM
    NYC's only KCBS sanctioned cookoff for the whole family. Sample, stroll, quench and enjoy fun stuff with the kids.

718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


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Skip the leftovers and enjoy open-hearth fire-cooked Thanksgiving samplings

Thanksgiving TableThe meal that many American families enjoy on Thanksgiving has deep roots in the earliest American food traditions. Historic Richmond Town’s three historic kitchens will be crackling with hardwood fires and open-hearth cooking on Saturday November 25 and Sunday November 26. Historic Interpreters will serve food samples that feature original old-world recipes that include food items that the colonists learned about from Native American culture, and then infused with the spices used in Europe. 

Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh joins Historic Richmond Town Board

Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh 300x411July 1, 2017 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh as the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

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