County celebrates the past

The annual dinner is held on the anniversary of the massacre and there will be a colonial themed dinner start with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the mansion.

Over time, said Gebert, the festival has grown from original celebrations with a small group of individuals dressing up in colonial outfits, but through community outreach the event has grown to a lengthy affair.

"It was a core group many years ago that wanted to do it and a lot of people dressed in Colonial garb," she said. "It is really a community event they get all excited and want to do more next year."

Combination tickets for the conversation with Tantillo and the Colonial Festival Dinner on Feb 8 start at $60. There are also opportunities for individual and corporate sponsorship for the conversation and dinner tables. Separate tickets are $20 for the pre-dinner event and $50 for the dinner. Proceeds will support the annual exchange program of the Schenectady/Nijkerk Council.

To make a reservation for either or both of the events at Glen Sanders Mansion call Laura Lee Linder at 882-6866. For more information on the festival and a complete list of events visit www.schenectadycounty.com and click on the "special events" button to find the link.

The festival is organized through a coordination between the Schenectady Heritage Area, the Schenectady/Nijerk Council, Community Archaeology Program of SCCC, Schenectady County Historical Society, the Stockade Association and the First Reformed Church of Schenectady and several community organizations planning activities.""

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