Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces that Old Bethpage Village Restoration will host a Historic Trades Weekend on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to see how things were made 150 years ago? Now you can during the Historic Trades Weekend at Old Bethpage Village Restoration as tradesmen demonstrate and show off their craft. Guests will have the ability to converse with these crafters as well as purchase some wares. Demonstrations will include: a silversmith, a basket weaver, natural wool dryer, broom making, tinsmithing, pottery, weaving, a person who works with horn and leather, and much more!
Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th Century American village set on more than 200 acres. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Entrance fees are: $10 for adults, $7 for children (5 – 12), seniors and volunteer firefighters. Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway). For more information please call: (516) 572-8401.
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.