You and your family will have a chance to travel back in history at one of Rockland’s most storied locations, the DeWint House, at the 28th annual Tappantown Historical Society’s Colonial Day on September 29.
Join costumed guides for a tour of the house, an outstanding example of Dutch Colonial architecture, and General George Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War. See colonial army re-enactors, encampment soldiers, live farm animals and preparations for winter underway in the DeWint House kitchen. Watch spinners, lace-makers, quilters, embroiderers, wood carvers, a sheepshearer and colonial singers and dancers.
Bring the kids! Children will love apple pressing, learning to juggle and trying their hands at stenciling, candle dipping, writing with a quill pen and making a tussie-mussie or colonial hat. Colonial Day will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble (www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com), a program of over 200 exciting events to be held in the region over four weekends in September.
Admission is free, but a small fee will be charged for some activities to cover the cost of materials. Refreshments, including Dutch windmill cookies, will be for sale. This is an outdoor event and will be canceled in the event of bad weather. The event will begin at noon at the DeWint House Historic Site, located on Oak Tree Road & Livingston Street in Tappan, NY. Limited on-site parking; priority given to the physically disabled. For more information and a self-guided walking tour of Historic Tappan, visit www.tappantown.org.