Saturday, September 18, 2010

Be It Ever So Humble - There's No Place Like "Old Home Day"!

Old Home Day Photo

Old Home Day PhotoJamie and I will be spending a good part of today up in my old hometown where the Canterbury Historical Society is hosting the annual Old Home Day on the Canterbury Green from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I'm not exactly sure how many Old Home Days there have been so far as I've usually been working when they've been held but for the past two years I've actually had the day off so I'll be able to attend again - with camera in hand as the "unofficial photographer".

Old Home Day Photo

Today's forecast is for a beautiful September day so fingers are crossed for a good turnout where folks can enjoy a variety of exhibits, good food, and booths where you can buy native honey or other products .  There will also be live music as well as the chance to take a ride in an antique car that's sure to bring back memories for adults of a "certain age"!

In addition to the state-run museum at the Prudence Crandall House across the street that I wrote a bit about last year, the 19th-century Green Schoolhouse will be open for tours along with the annual reunion of district school alumni - which includes my mom, my Aunt Eleanor, my Uncle Ken, my ... !   It also gives the Historical Society a chance to show off the amazing restoration they've done to the building using a lot of elbow grease and volunteered time.

The Green School
The 19th-century restored Green Schoolhouse
Old Home Day Photo
Native honey - one of the best thing for allergies! 
Old Home Day Photo
If you've got a sweet tooth - this is the place to be! 
Old Home Day Photo
Folks touring the inside of the restored schoolhouse - that's my Uncle Ken on the left!
Old Home Day Photo
Fancy a ride??
Old Home Day Photo
What's up, Doc??
All in all, it sounds like a great way to spend a sunny September Saturday afternoon as well as work on my photography skills a little more!  The pictures in this post were taken at last year's Old Home Day and are pretty much all straight-out-of-the-camera shots with only a bit of straightening and cropping - well, except for one or two!  Whatever you're doing on this September Saturday - I hope it's a good one!

10 comments:

  1. I love visiting places like that. I hope the weather is kind. :)

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  2. I love your Fall header! Wish I were there!

    And if I lived closer, I'd be joining you today! That's my kind of Saturday! Enjoy!

    Big hugs :]

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  3. wow, what a beautiful day it's going to be! Have a great one.

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  4. every time your blog opens that fall photo takes my breath away it's so beautiful! have fun!

    smiles, bee
    xooxoxoxoxox

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  5. Oh, I love those festivals. They'll be happening around here in just a few weeks.

    Have a great time. Big hugs, honey...

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  6. That's a super tradition to keep going.

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  7. my kind of place i love it.

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  8. Must have been a great afternoon for you, girls. I can not believe how wonderful the school restoration turned out. Hi uncle Ken! :)
    P.S. There's no extension for Mark's unemployment to our best knowledge. The Senate would have to vote on it again. I'm afraid this time it will not go through...

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  9. Wow, I wish I could have been there. You know how I've been missing New England. This festival looked like fun... And I was drooling over the bake sale table (of course)... YUM!

    Thanks for bringing it to us.

    The photo on your header. Was that taken this year?

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