Latham, NY August 26, 2019 –The Friends of Pruyn House will celebrate our 36th anniversary this year! Come join us for our annual “Old Fashioned Sunday” at the Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Rd., Latham NY, on Sunday September 8th from 12 noon to 4pm. The public is invited to this FREE event which will be held rain or shine.
Old Fashioned Sunday is a festive fun day in a lovely setting at this 5 1/2 acre site. The historic house built between 1825 and 1830 will be open for touring. The day will feature music throughout the afternoon featuring three different bands from the Town of Colonie. A number of attractions are planned including Old Tyme craft demonstrations such as a one-room schoolhouse costumed re-enactment, sheep-shearer and blacksmith. Our Buhrmaster Barn will be filled with vendors. Visit the beautiful gardens and other outbuildings such as the Tool Museum and Carriage House. For children, there will be pony rides, face painting, a storyteller, a magician, an art show, wand-making and live animals. There will be homemade baked goods as well as vendors selling hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, veggie-burgers, soda, ice cream and popcorn. We will also have George’s Market, flowers by Fort Orange Garden Club, dried floral arrangements by Blue Creek Garden Club and a caricaturist!
Old Fashioned Sunday is hosted by the Friends of Pruyn House. The mission of the Friends of Pruyn House, a not-for-profit community organization in partnership with the Town of Colonie, serving as the educational, historical and cultural center of the Town, is to restore, conserve and preserve the Pruyn House Complex. It is the site for a wide variety of public, private, civic and corporate events throughout the year.