Historic Richmond Town Shares the Love!

Members of the Education Department at Historic Richmond Town hosted a Victorian Valentine Workshop where families hand crafted paper Valentines with colorful graphics, copied from original examples in Historic Richmond Town’s curatorial collections for the residences of Silver Lake Specialized Care Center.

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Sarah Hermann
To Die Free

Before the Civil War, African Americans were not welcomed into the armed services.  That began to change when the Union League in New York City worked to form the United States Colored Troops   The USCT had African American enlisted men and white officers. Nearly 155 years later, on March 30 and March 31 noon – 5 pm Historic Richmond Town will host the Hannibal Guards, in honor of this important change.  The group is a premiere living history organization that shows the lives and duties of local service members during the four-year conflict. Members will present an immersive program to highlight the activities and accomplishments of New York State’s three USCT regiments.

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Sarah Hermann
New Details Come to Light About the Voorlezer’s House at Historic Richmond Town.

The Voorlezer’s House at Historic Richmond Town in New York City has long been believed to be one of the oldest school houses in the country, tracing its roots back to the 1690s. Recent investigations have revealed that there is still much to learn about this important symbol of early American education and the Dutch community in Staten Island in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Sarah Hermann
Benefit Concert to Support the Restoration of the Historic Guyon Tavern

Historic Richmond Town’s Guyon Tavern, located along Richmond Road, has been a cornerstone of the Staten Island community for nearly two hundred years. It’s home to the renowned Tavern Concert Series. In past years, performers and audience members praised the acoustics and the ambiance of the candle-lit building and the cozy wood stove.  

This year an automobile accident left the Guyon Tavern badly damaged. All programming, including the Tavern Concert Series, have been postponed until the necessary $60,000 is raised and repairs made. 

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Sarah Hermann
Historic Richmond Town's Candlelight Tours!

Hundreds of families stepped back through time to taste, smell, and touch the holiday celebrations of centuries past. Evening tours led by candlelight showcased more than three hundred years of yuletide on Staten Island, where culture and food-ways from all over world combine to create something that is uniquely New York.

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Sarah Hermann
New Mini Exhibit: Imported Ceramics on Staten Island

The imported items displayed in this exhibit were all owned by Staten Island families and were considered highly fashionable in their day. Beautiful and useful items such as vases, tea sets, and dinner sets were found in the homes of local residents alongside products made in the United States.

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Sarah Hermann
Halloween in Historic Richmond Town

Thousands of Trick or Treaters visited New York City’s most complete historic village yesterday to celebrate Halloween in Richmond Town! This yearly event was spiced up with fantastic food from Valducci’s Pizza Truck, Corner House BBQ and of course Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor, liv music and even a magic show!

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Sarah Hermann
GRACE-ful Glee and HRT Light It Up Blue

Daytrippers to New York City’s living history village also experience a new education program entitled “Sensory Sundays,” which offers programming that broadens the site’s accessibility and enhances the visitor experience for people on the Autism Spectrum.

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Sarah Hermann