Photos by Kevin Hoehn

Despite the threat of rain that never came, the Herkimer Home State Historic Site put on a fantastic show on Saturday and Sunday.

They stated, “We had a wonderful time; the public was grand, and all the activities were fun and educational. We hope the public enjoyed the weekend as much as we did. So, thank you to all who came and supported this event and this treasure of one of New York’s great historic homes. As always, it was easy working with the staff of Herkimer Home State Historic Site, and thank you to the staff of Fort Ontario who came to assist.”

Children had a chance to learn how to make and use quill pens as they signed their loyalty to either the British crown or the Continental Congress. Attendees also got to learn about 18th-century agriculture and the life of farmers in Colonial America, and children also got to observe 18th-century toys and games and learned how to make corn husk dolls.