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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.

— Those buildings, besides the museum, include the Harwood House, a church, a parsonage, a boarding house and homes and barns that have been in use for 150 years and longer.

There are 10 stations along a self-guided tour. Year-round historical and recreational trails wander across the 500 acres of the homestead.

In the summer, hiking and camping are available near the Penfield Pond.

The museum is on the grounds of the Penfield homestead, known as the birthplace of the electrical age. But it contains much more than artifacts relating to mining and electricity; it is a museum of local history.

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