Landmarks Society Celebrates 2nd Annual History Comes Alive

(Utica, NY – Sept. 2012) The Landmarks Society of Greater Utica is holding its 2nd Annual History Comes Alive celebration at Rutger Park in Utica on Saturday Sept. 15 from 11 am – 6 pm.
Travel back in time to hear the rhythmic beating of Civil War drums, view a private collection of 19th century ball gowns, and get a rare glimpse of domestic and political life in the 1860s through costumed ‘living historians’ as you stroll the grounds of two of the most important mansions in New York as History Comes Alive at Rutger Park.

This daylong, family oriented event features:

·      A tea ceremony performance by the Daughters of the American Revolution

·      Storytelling by costumed historians portraying the Remingtons, the Conklings, Gerritt Smith, Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln and Harriet Tubman

·      A full day of educational lectures, including the history of Rutger Park

·      Members of the Oneida Indian Nation doing a corn husk doll demonstration

Refreshments will be sold on site, including the ever-popular dessert tent. So, bring your family and friends to this educational celebration of Civil War era culture. 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to support the ongoing restoration of 1 and 3 Rutger Park.

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