Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Chazy Summer Fair to Mark World War One Centennial

alice t miner museumAlice T. Miner Museum and the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute will hold a Centennial Summer Fair, Saturday, July 14th at Miner Institute in Chazy, from 1 to 4 pm.

This event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and will also serve as a fundraiser for the United Way of the Adirondack Region.

The Fair will give visitors the opportunity to learn about the significance of World War I and enjoy period-themed entertainment and refreshments.

The role of Clinton County citizens in World War I, both abroad and on the home front, will be explored through exhibits of artifacts from the Alice T. Miner Museum, the Clinton County Historical Association, and the Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum. Additionally, anyone who has a relevant artifact they would like to have included in the display is encouraged to contact Ellen Adams at director@minermuseum.org.

Visitors can learn about the role of horses in wartime with an equine demonstration featuring the Miner Morgans, view a demonstration of some popular social dances of the 1910s by members of Dance Plattsburgh. They can also test their strength and skills with classic games such as tug of war, sack races, and hoop rolling. Country Dreams Farm will be offering horse-drawn wagon rides throughout the day, and maple creamies will be provided by Parker Family Maple Farm.

Visitors are encouraged to attend the Fair in period attire, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

For more information or to register, contact Leni Vradelis at programs@minermuseum.org.

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