AT OLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE RESTORATION
The Huntington Militia annually appears at Candlelight Nights at Nassau County's Old Bethpage Village Restoration Museum Village held during the month of December for the Christmas season . While the Village predominantly consists of homes and buildings from the 19th Century, there is one 18th Century treasure of a home in the Village's collection. The home of the Schenck Family built in 1740. The Huntington Militia presents this home as the backdrop for a holiday party of the season in the year 1775 when Martin and Agniet Schenck lived in this house with their three children. The Schenck family is of Dutch decent but in 1775, in the English colony of New York, they have mixed their celebrations between Dutch traditions and the British 18th Century traditions of the Christmas season.
Members of the Huntington Militia will tell you about this home and family and as you step into the this house you will be in the year 1775! There will be music of the day played on period instruments. Friends will gather to sing. You will learn the holiday customs of the Schenck Family and you will meet some of their friends who have been invited to this grand party! Some of them will be in the past and know nothing beyond this date in 1775. Come and chat about the gossip of the day, the politics being discussed by the men at the tavern, or about some of the different things that you will be seeing in this Dutch-built home on the North Shore of Long Island!
Check our Schedule of Events for the dates of this year's Candlelight Nights and come time travel with us to Christmas 1775.
Good Christmastide to you!