Rice Homestead slated to open

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will be opening the Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, and its grounds to the public beginning Wednesday (July 1) and will continue through the summer from noon to 4 p.m. each Wednesday and Saturday until Aug. 29; the Homestead will be closed on Saturday (July 4), according to a news release.

In celebration on the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage in 1620, of which the Rice family has two ancestral connections, part of this year’s exhibit will include a recently hand built small model of the Mayflower. Other exhibits will include memorabilia on the various businesses of Mayfield in the past.

The admission is free and the public is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to eat at the picnic tables on the grounds when the Homestead is open.

For parents, the Homestead is an educational experience for their children to demonstrate how the early frontier settlers lived in Mayfield and the surrounding area.

For more information or to schedule a tour on a day when the Homestead is not open, call (518) 332-0538.


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