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Please join library and local historical organization volunteers for this Facebook Live & Zoom meeting event on May 30 to celebrate our area's late 18th century heritage and Founding Veterans and their families! 

Our volunteers will be on-site "social distancing" at the historic Hathorn House and you can join virtually for demonstrations, workshops, and talks.

"Hands on" activities for kids will be available by picking up a materials kit curb-side in the morning, then interact with the instructor during a Zoom meeting at home.

Reserve your free activities kit (one per family) for curb-side pickup at 21 Hathorn Rd. between 9 and 10 AM May 30 by emailing with your family's last name.  Kits will be available to the first 50 families to reserve.

INTERACT with local 18th century reenactors and educators from home on your device.

SEE AND DO: 18th century colonial tech:

  • Exterior house tour of the historic Hathorn property

  • Dr. Daniel Wood of Florida NY, surgeon of Valley Forge, explains an army man's dress and gear and the tools of a troop physician.

  • Make a hand-dipped candle 

  • Herbs and their uses: a lavender sachet 

  • The art & science of making butter

  • Rocks to Revolution: The Great Chain across the Hudson

  • Learn the differences in women's roles and tools in Lenape and English settler cultures.

  • Have an interactive lesson in the Lenape Language

Schedule of events:

From:       to:

9:00       10:00     Curb-side pickup ( at 21 Hathorn Rd.) of activity kits for kids (Reserve by emailing hathornhouse@gmailcom—no pickups later than 10!)

11:00     11:30     Opening ceremony (flag raising, commemoration of our Revolutionary veterans)  [Facebook Live]

11:30:    12:00     House exterior tour with Sylwia Kubasiak & Arek Kwapinski [Facebook Live]

12:00     12:30     Dr. Daniel Wood: A Continental Army surgeon’s gear & life with Lawrence Wood of the 5th NY Regiment [Facebook Live]

12:30     1:00       Women’s world: Clothing, tools & butter making workshop by Cindy Wolf of the 5th NY Regiment [Zoom meeting]

1:00       1:30       Lenape language lesson with Karen Mosko of the Nalahii (Munsee-Delaware Nation, Ottowa, Canada [Zoom meeting]

1:30       1:50      Candle making with Theresa & Vicki of the Friends of Hathorn [Zoom meeting]

1:50       2:00      Herbs and their uses: Lavender Sachet with Sue G. of the Friends of Hathorn [Zoom meeting]

2:00       2:30       The Great Chain & Sterling Forge with Doc Bayne of the Friends of Sterling Forest [Zoom meeting]

2:30      3:00     Women’s world: Lenape and Colonial women with Robin and Cora of the Friends of Hathorn [Zoom meeting]

3:00       Farewell

Email with any questions.  Although the library is currently closed, we are checking and responding to emails.

(Sue G.'s program)

[ Registration Required ]
Registration Note:
You MUST give an email address to receive the Zoom meeting link. The link will be emailed on May 28.