Summer Open Village

Be a part of your community past, present and future! The village will be open all summer long, beginning July 1st! Visit with costumed living historians inside the site’s historic structures Monday-Friday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM!

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Sarah Hermann
Yankee Peddler Day!

Yankee Peddler Day returns to Historic Richmond Town's Main Village site on Sunday, May 19th from 9:30AM to 3:30PM! Sell your wares or simply browse the crafts and antiques. Bring the entire family! A perfect afternoon for the American Picker in all of us.

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Sarah Hermann
2019 Summer Apprentice Program is Now Open for Enrollment!

The 2019 Summer Apprentice Program is now open for enrollment! Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp. Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, crafting tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning. At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

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Sarah Hermann
Celebrate Staten Island this spring with the American Folk Art Museum and Historic Richmond Town!

The Curatorial Department at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site has sent a series of genre paintings from the mid-part of the 19th century to be loaned, as a part of a formal exhibition, to the American Folk Art Museum. The paintings include an oil on canvas from 1853 featuring a scene of oyster fishing, an important trade on Staten Island, an oil on canvas depicting Tompkinsville in the 1850s, as well as two portraits.

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Sarah Hermann
Ring in the Spring with New Exhibit- Gardens Grow!

The Curators at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site have put together a rotating exhibit dedicated to the sumptuous blooms of Spring! This two-case exhibit is being showcased on the second floor of the Historical Museum and will be open to the public during museum hours through May. It features a colorful selections of artifacts and printed materials that showcase floral images and designs as a way to welcome Spring.

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Sarah Hermann
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