FYI - History Fans !
The Bronck Museum offers guests a “tavern experience” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.
The Bronck houses will be transformed into a mid-1600s country tavern where costumed volunteers will serve guests a beer specially prepared by Crossroads Brewery in Athens to replicate a beer offered at Pieter Bronck’s Beverwijck tavern. During most of the 1650s Bronck and his wife Hilletje Jans were involved in brewing and keeping just such a tavern on the river front at Beverwijck (today’s Albany).
Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $30. Advance sale tickets are $25 before Aug. 17.
To reserve advance sale tickets, send a check payable to GCHS to: Greene County Historical Society, P.O. Box 44, Coxsackie, NY 12051. The Bronck Museum will be closed during the day on Aug. 25 for regular season tours in order to prepare the houses for the evening’s festivities.
Museum hours: The Bronck Museum is open from Memorial Day weekend to Oct. 15,
Wednesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Further information about the Bronck Museum may be obtained by calling (518) 731-6490 or visiting www.gchistory.org
From Thruway Exit 21B, Coxsackie: South on 9W 3¾ miles; at RED BARN turn right on Pieter Bronck Road.
From Traffic Light at 9W and 81: South on 9W 1 1/2 miles; at RED BARN turn right on Pieter Bronck Road.
From Catskill: North on 9W; then left on County Rt. 42