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Mayfield Historical’s Rice Homestead is open for tours, and by appointment

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society’s Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, the 1810 home of Oliver Rice, is open for tours and group meetings throughout the summer. It recently hosted the Amsterdam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their July meeting and welcomed children involved with the Routes to Roots program of the Johnstown Historical Society, according to a news release.

They will also be hosting the Kingsboro Garden Club for their annual summer picnic on Aug. 17. Usual visiting hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays but can also be by appointment.

The visitors and groups can have free tours of the federal-style home, the 1790 one-room homesteading cabin of Oliver Rice, the Loom Room, and touring the grounds which includes the spring house, smokehouse, Mill Stone Garden, Heritage Garden, and picnic tables.

For groups or individuals interested in visiting during off hours, to make an appointment, call (518) 332-0538 or (518) 661-5761 or leave a message at: www.facebook.com/ricehomestead.

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