This reenactment is part of the annual Friends of Lorezno Rippleton Schoolhouse Community Day on September 30th from 1-4 pm. this fun-filled tradition has become a staple on Cazenovia's fall calendar.
"Pumpkins, apples, hayrides and an old schoolhouse are a great and fun reminder to use that our community is rich in history and local bounty," said Mary Beth Kuhn, this year's Community Day co-chairperson.
Attendees will enjoy 19th Century games and Victorian-era crafts such as candle making, tart-tin punching and yarn doll decorating. Pumpkins from Our Farm will become genuine "pumpkin heads" where visitors can decorate the gourds with dried flowers and gatherings from the grounds at Lorenzo.
Mark and Jan Woodworth of Lamplit Farm in Cazenovia, own and drive the team of Belgian draft horses that will be providing free hayrides around the grounds of the one-room school.
"Last year this event saw record attendance and there is every indication that it will only grow in popularity," said Lorenzo Director Barb Bartlett. "It really showcases the detailed restoration and depth of educational programming sponsored by the Friends of Lorenzo."
Complimentary fresh apple cider, locally picked apples, spicy cider donutes and country fiddlin' will round out the enjoyment. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine.
The Rippleton Schoolhouse is located at Lorenzo State Historic Site, south of the village of Cazenovia on Route 13. For more information call 315-655-3200.