1863 Long Island Thanksgiving Holiday Preparations

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November 19, 2011

11am-3pm.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Old Bethpage

All Ages

$10; $7 children 5-12, senior citizens (60 and over), and volunteer firefighters, free children under five

Event 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.

Address: 1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Phone: 516-572-8400
Website: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks

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