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Old Stone House Day taking place August 14

BROWNINGTON — The Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village is gearing up for its annual Old Stone House Day.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday, August 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Old Stone House Day has brought people from all over New England and beyond to Historic Brownington Village for almost a century.

This year the Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village will unveil the year-long work of the four artists selected to take part in the Open For Interpretation art project.

Each artist has completed a teaching residency for the museum and worked with area schools while completing their unique work.

“Our artists have done amazing work, from a graphic novel about Alexander Lucius Twilight to interpretive dance, weaving grasses and an assembly quilt made from organic yard waste and perennial plantings,” Molly Veysey, the museum’s Executive Director, said. “Join us as they unveil their work. You won’t want to miss it. Each artist was selected with help from middle school students at Brownington Central School.”

Old Stone House Day will also feature farm animals, rock painting, field games, crafs and self-portraits for families with children, heritage arts, and a museum open house and a pie auction.

On the main stage throughout the day, listen to the tunes of the Michael Hahn Trio and Just Havin’ Fun with Debbie Hampson, Vicki Moore, and Paul Whittall.

Area artists will demonstrate the heritage arts, including rug braiding, weaving, spinning, felting, needlepoint, knitting, paper cutting, basket weaving, and caning.

Thanks to generous support from the museum’s event sponsors, you can also sample free cheese from Jasper Hill Farm and Cabot Creamery Co-Operative, ice cream from H.P. Hood with cones from The Pick and Shovel, and beer from Frost Beer Works and Dirt Church Brewing Company as well as hard cider from Eden Specialty Ciders.

Also free with admission will be kettle coffee and roasted corn as there has been for each of the past 100 years.

You can even get a head start on your holiday shopping at a craft vendor market.

The apiary manager of the museum’s very own Brownington Beekeepers will be there demonstrating honey extraction and offering honey for sale.

Lunch will be available for a small price from the Ladies Aid Society of Brownington.

Pies can be entered and bid upon during the live pie auction featuring the region’s best bakers.

“There’s something for everyone in your family at this year’s Old Stone House Day,” Kristal Wood, the museum’s Associate Director of Public Events, said. “Bring your whole family to enjoy some great food and tour the museum at no cost. Make sure to see the artists’ work and even catch one of the live performances. You’ll want to sign up early as seating is limited for some of our performances. Then plan to stay for lunch by the Ladies Aid Society of Brownington.”

Early bird tickets are on sale now for $10 per vehicle.

Admission costs $15 per vehicle on the day of the event.

Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village members are invited to enter free.

Find all the details and get tickets at www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org.

It is never too late to become a museum member. If you purchase a membership between now and Old Stone House Day 2022, the museum will give you a free ticket to its summer raffle.

Details on the raffle can be found at: https://www.oldstonehousemuseum.org/summerraffle/

Free admission will be given to all those who enter a pie.

Email [email protected] if you plan to share your baked goods.

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