Yesterday, we went to see this house, built in the 1750's by the Dutch family Van Cortlandt. The tour guides are all in costume. We saw the kitchen, bedrooms, formal rooms and a demonstration of spinning wool. Now I know how my heirloom spinning wheel is supposed to work! Also "grafitti" carved into the guest bedroom by a Revolutionary War soldier - an unknown Colonist or Red Coat - as both used the house during various times during the war.
And, as the photos show, there is a big Halloween party coming up! It will actually be pretty spooky! It is dark from all the trees; the Croton River is murmuring and little light from the surrounding area. BOO!
John & Kathleen Boyd