Save the Date – September 17, 2016
Coming soon in September (just before our regular September meeting) is the Conference House Event:
What: 1776 Peace Conference Celebration
Where: Conference House, Satterlee Avenue, Tottenville
When: Saturday, September 17 (Rain Date Sept. 18)
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We will be knitting/spinning/weaving during the reenactment of the peace talks between Ben Franklin and the British. Please wear a costume if you have one as visitors enjoy this. If you don’t have a costume, a long skirt and plain top is fine, if you have these, of course. If you don’t, just come as you are. This is a fun event, with revolutionary period music and dancing. Many reenactor buffs and vendors will be on site. Tours of the historic house go on throughout the day.
Please RSVP by Thursday, September 15 if you plan to participate.
(For you history buffs: on September 11, 1776, Lord Howe, commander-in-chief of British forces in America, brokered a meeting with representatives of the Continental Congress in a peace conference aimed at halting the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge rowed over from patriot-held Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The meeting lasted for three hours and ended with the Americans politely declining Howe's offer, leading to another seven years of conflict.)
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