Corning's Heritage Village Host Annual McCracken's Company Re-Enactment
CORNING, N.Y.(WENY)-- Take a walk through history this weekend as the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes host 1st New York's McCracken's Company Re-Enactment. The weekend of the 9th and 10th of November, the Village is inviting the public to come learn about Corning's rich history involving the Revolutionary War and how the soldiers lived when they passed through Corning.
"We'll be having soldiers drills, you'll see how the revolutionary war solders drilled, what they ate and how they lived. The tavern is open, the inn is open, you'll be able to see and experience tavern games and such and be able to see and experience the sights and sounds of a and 18th Century Inn," says Paul Perine, Member of McCracken's Company 1st N.Y. Regiment.
Perine told WENY News that this annual event is important to Corning because history is a part of who we all are, and it's important to remember where we came from to get to where we are today.
"History is easy to forget, the Revolutionary war of course is a very important part of our nations history. It's the very foundation of what we have become and where we are going. The inn here was built in the 1790s and it was a major way station on the explorations and travel West up here so, if you were heading to Western New York in 1795 you would have stopped here at the Benjamin Patterson Inn," says Perine.
The Village will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th for the general public and Sunday November 10th. Admission is $5 for adults and kids 17 and under are free.
On Saturday night, the Inn will open back up at 7 p.m. for an adult only Cheers to History, where Re-Enactors will be telling stories, playing tavern games, and singing songs in the Ben Patterson Inn Tavern. Admission is $10 for members, $18 for general public and $30 for couples. Your ticket will include a bowl of soup plus tastings of local beer, wine, and mead.