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Penfield to host Heritage Day

Aug. 21

Penfield Homestead Museum was the recipient of a grant awarded by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.  The Special Projects grant will be used to publish an historic guide of Crown Point prior to the 225th anniversary of the town incorporation in 2013. From left are Gayle Gallant, Vice-Regent Ticonderoga Chapter NSDAR; Kama Lee Ingleston, Penfield Homestead Museum trustee and treasurer; and Margaret Scuderi, Regent Ticonderoga Chapter NSDAR.

Penfield Homestead Museum was the recipient of a grant awarded by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The Special Projects grant will be used to publish an historic guide of Crown Point prior to the 225th anniversary of the town incorporation in 2013. From left are Gayle Gallant, Vice-Regent Ticonderoga Chapter NSDAR; Kama Lee Ingleston, Penfield Homestead Museum trustee and treasurer; and Margaret Scuderi, Regent Ticonderoga Chapter NSDAR.

— The Penfield Museum will host its 48th annual Heritage Day Sunday, Aug. 21.

“It’s one of the biggest events each year,” said Joan Hunsdon, president of the Penfield Foundation. “I think people look forward to it; everyone seems to have a great time.”

Activities will get under way with a church service at 9:30 a.m.

The annual Heritage 10K road race will begin at 10 a.m.

A craft and artisan fair will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The traditional chicken barbecue will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets, $10 each, can be reserved by calling 597-3804. The menu will include a half chicken, baked potato, beans, corn and roll.

New this year will be a pair of Civil War exhibits. A group of Civil War re-enactors will take part in the festivities along with Chris Heidorf, who will demonstrate Civil War cavalry equipment and tactics with his Morgan horses.

The eighth annual Heritage 10K road race, a 6.2-mile run, will start and finish near the museum, the course covers country roads, about half of them dirt. The first four miles are up and down with a very fast two-mile downhill finish.

Late registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. race day on the museum porch. Runners can pre-register by mailing a check made out to the LaChute Road Runners to Dave Burrows at PO Box 454, Castleton, Vt. 05735. Entry fee is $10.

For more information, contact Burrows at 962-8005 or go online at www.lachute.us

The Heritage 10K is sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga along with the Penfield Homestead Museum.

Located in the Crown Point hamlet of Ironville, the Penfield Museum is the former home of Allen Penfield and reflects the 19th Century when mining dominated the regional economy. It is also the birthplace of the electrical age.

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