Spring, a time of new beginnings, is in the air and the bees are buzzing. Soon, gardens will be planted and the bounty they provide will be enjoyed all season long. In the 18th century, it was a time to plant herb and vegetable gardens, clean up from a long winter and look forward to a new year.
The staff and volunteers of Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston will celebrate the arrival of spring on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 11am-3pm.
The event will feature the planting of a vegetable garden, and demonstrations of sheep shearing, basket weaving, spinning, weaving, and beekeeping. There will be kite making and Thomas Hooker Hanford will perform two shows of “In the Good Old Colony Days.”
The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. Guided tours of the Senate House will be provided by costumed interpreters at the usual rate of $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, ages 12 and under are free.
Senate House State Historic Site is part of a system of parks, recreation areas and historic sites operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the site is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information about this and other upcoming events please call the site at (845) 338-2786 or visit the State Parks website at www.nysparks.com.