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Living History Day at the Elmendorph Inn

On Saturday, February 2, the Elmendorph Inn is stepping back in time!

It's 1774, in the Red Hook Precinct of Rhinebeck. George Sharp’s house (today's Elmendorph Inn) sits at the intersection of the Albany Post Road and a smaller thoroughfare leading to Sharon, Connecticut. A prosperous merchant and son of Palatine German immigrants, George Sharp plays host to travelers passing to and from New York City along with locals seeking a respite from the winter doldrums.

Here's a rare opportunity to experience a day in the life of an 18th century Albany Post Road tavern in winter. Costumed interpreters portraying the working men and women of Red Hook and travelers pausing for refreshment will be on hand to explain what everyday life in Red Hook was like in 1774. Listen to a fiddler preparing for a country dance and hear about the political tensions in New York following news of the Boston Tea Party. 
 
Free and open to everyone! Stop in anytime between 11:00 and 4:00. Please enter the Elmendorph from the Cherry Street parking lot for an orientation to our living history performance.

Date:Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2019
Time:11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:Free
Contact:Claudine Klose
Contact Phone:845-758-1920
Contact Email:info@historicredhook.org
Contact URL:http://historicredhook.org
Location: Elmendorph Inn
7562 N. Broadway
Red Hook, NY 12571

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