This is in from Tom McLoughlin:
The 3rd Annual Yorktown Historic Tour, co-chaired by Mary Anne Ruvo and Gina Miller, will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 11- 3.It’s a chance to step back in time in 200 year old homes.
The event will begin at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Yorktown, the American Cancer Society’s signature event. Step back in time as you walk through 200 year old homes, including the Ebenzer White Homstead built in the 1730’s, shown here.
Registration and the tour will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hilltop Hanover Farm. Participants – led by farm staff and HHF volunteers -will be able to tour the Farm and visit an 1800’s home there once owned by the Underhill family. Chris DiPasquale, a Living History teacher at Mildred Strang Middle School, will be greeting guests as an American Revolutionary soldier. His live reenactment of soldier life during the American Revolution will truly be memorable!
A catered lunch will be served at Hilltop Hanover Farm from 12 – 2. Tour brochures and tour maps will be distributed for the six additional homes. Participants may select the order in which they wish to see the historic homes (Car poolers may leave their cars at Hilltop Hanover Farm for the afternoon.). Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Unfortunately, all sites are not handicapped accessible.
The six additional historic homes include the following: Travis/White /Hallock House (c. 1766), Ebenezer White Homestead, the home of a physician during the Revolution (c. 1730), Hearth House (c. 1700’s), The Forge, colonial blacksmith (c. 1750’s), Golden Hill Farm House (c. 1820), and “Tenant” Farmhouse of the White Family (c. 1850).
The tour is $50 per adult and $25 for children under 15. It includes the tour of Hilltop Hanover Farm, the catered luncheon, and the six additional historic homes. Tickets may be purchased at either WISHES Boutique at 1811 Commerce St (Tues-Sat.) or Lorese Hair Salon at 350 Downing Dr. (Tues. – Sat.) An additional ticket option involves contacting Gina Miller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her at (914) 245-3953).
For more information on Yorktown’s “Relay for Life” team visit www.relayforlife.org/yorktownny. The organization can also be visited on Facebook at “Historic House Tour Yorktown.”