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"Kelly A. Farquhar" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 May 2011 14:12:52 -0400
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> Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar
> County Historian/RMO
> Montgomery County Dept. of History & Archives
> Old Courthouse, P.O. Box 1500
> Fonda, NY  12068-1500
> 518-853-8186
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> www.co.montgomery.ny.us/historian
> 9th Annual Heritage Day
> Sponsored by the Heritage & Genealogical Society of Montgomery County in cooperation with the Montgomery County Department of History & Archives
> Saturday, May 7th, 2011 
> 10am-3pm
> Old Courthouse, 9 Park St., Fonda
> Come see what the local history is all about!!
> The musical group Rural Felicity will be preforming music from the Revolutionary War period. We will have homemade baked goods for sale and will be raffling off a Kindle, Sketch of the Courthouse, and other items.
> Come listen to presentations on local African American history, meet local historians and have your antiques appraised (limit 2 items).
> Also, join us at...
> 11:00a.m. - Fonda throughout the Centuries
> Join us on a walking tour of Fonda highlighting landmarks, both past and present. Approximately 1.5 miles long with no major inclines.
> Meet in front of the Courthouse.
> 2:00p.m. - Introduction to Gravestone Restoration
> Is your ancestors' headstone tilting from tree roots? Hard to read due to moss or mildew? You need Ryan Weitz! The Fultonville Historian and Gravestone Expert will lead a walk through the Old Caughnawaga Cemetery on Cemetery Street, highlighting examples of gravestone problems from fallen stones to moss overgrowth, offering suggestions on repair and tips for safe restoration and care. This is not a hands-on program.
> Meet in front of the Courthouse at 1:45p.m. to walk to the cemetery, or meet us there at 2:00p.m.