1863 Long Island Thanksgiving Holiday Preparations - Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Date: 11/26/11
Hours: 11am-3pm
Ages: All
Price: $10; $7 children 5-12, senior citizens (60 and over), and volunteer firefighters, free children under five
1303 Round Swamp Road - 516-572-8400
Old Bethpage, NY 11804

Description: In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first official national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. In keeping with that tradition, old-fashioned wood burning stoves, beehive ovens and hearths will be fired up to prepare a variety of foods and baked goods, from 19th century recipes. Period historical fiddle music will entertain visitors each afternoon.