Thursday, July 13, 2017

Historic games and food at Old Fort Johnson event

Old Fort Johnson (photo provided)
"A Mohawk Turnpike Tavern Night," featuring historic lawn games, beer, and barbecue, wil be held in the gardens of Old Fort Johnson on Friday, July 21.

The 5:30 to 9 p.m. event is a fundraiser for renovations of the historic Montgomery County facility located 2 Mergner Road in Fort Johnson.

The museum was built by Sir William Johnson, British superintendent of Indian Affairs, in 1749 as a house and now is a national historical landmark.

Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a pint of beer from the Wolf Hollow Brewing Company of Schenectady, a souvenir glass, and a meal provided by Buzzard’s Bay BBQ consisting of pulled pork or barbecue chicken -- which are similar to popular foods of the past, three sides and a brownie. Tickets will be available online through July 19.

The event is meant to complement the museum's exhibit on the Mohawk Turnpike. The first floor of the museum will be open for the first hour of the event and maps from the Mohawk Turnpike exhibit will be available to view. Money raised from ticket sales will go toward the museum’s renovation, specifically the roof which will need repairs in five years. The last comprehensive renovation project was done in 1979.
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