Allyn’s Creek Garden Club Pollinator Garden at Stone-Tolan

The Landmark Society is fortunate to have a beautiful new garden full of native plants on the Stone-Tolan grounds designed to attract many kinds of pollinators. The Allyn’s Creek Garden Club voted this spring to donate the garden in response to an initiative by the National Pollinator Garden Network, a group of established conservation and horticulture organizations, and the Garden Clubs of America. NPGN launched the “Million Pollinator Garden Challenge” to urge gardeners across the country to create spaces that would be havens for insects, birds and other pollinators.

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On June 6, 2016 a small group of ACGC members led by Susan Murray brought the plants they had chosen from their own gardens and from Amandas Native Plant Nursery and settled them in their new home in front of the Stone-Tolan barn. They added mulch soon after that and for the rest of the summer they carefully monitored, watered and weeded their fledgling garden.

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What a blooming success! By late August after some of the earlier-blooming plants had flowered, the garden was full and lush with later-flowering plants visited by hundreds of…pollinators!  Next season there will be a succession of blooms beginning with early spring throughout the summer and fall for visitors of all kinds including humans.

Thank you Allyn’s Creek Garden Club for your generosity throughout the year and your great new addition to the Stone-Tolan grounds!

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April Fool’s Tour at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

Visit this 200 year old tavern and farm house, and help identify the objects that don’t belong in the 1815 room settings.  Some will be easy to find (the lava lamp!) and others more of a challenge.

Image courtesy of David Boyer

Image courtesy of David Boyer

Poor Stone-Tolan. Those April Fools have been at it again. The oldest site in the county has been littered with things that do not belong. We’ve got to get it set right before all the 4th grade students arrive for their field studies – we don’t want the kids to think that Mrs. Stone did her hearth cooking by the light of a lava lamp!

Help us unravel the mess they have left behind at the April Fools tour on Saturday, April 4th. Identify the things that do not belong in the 1815 tavern, kitchen, and parlor bedroom. Some will be easy (the lava lamp, perhaps?) Some will be a bit of a challenge (what’s the date on that coin?) But it will all be fun – and there will be prizes! Adult admission is $5, and we’re offering a special rate for children under 18 – free admission (no fooling!)

Stone-Tolan April Fools Tour

Visit this 200 year old tavern and farm house, and help identify the objects that don’t belong in the 1815 room settings.  Some will be easy to find (the lava lamp!) and others more of a challenge.

Image courtesy of David Boyer

Image courtesy of David Boyer

Poor Stone-Tolan. Those April Fools have been at it again. The oldest site in the county has been littered with things that do not belong. We’ve got to get it set right before all the 4th grade students arrive for their field studies – we don’t want the kids to think that Mrs. Stone did her hearth cooking by the light of a lava lamp!

Help us unravel the mess they have left behind at the April Fools tour on Saturday, April 4th. Identify the things that do not belong in the 1815 tavern, kitchen, and parlor bedroom. Some will be easy (the lava lamp, perhaps?) Some will be a bit of a challenge (what’s the date on that coin?) But it will all be fun – and there will be prizes! Adult admission is $5, and we’re offering a special rate for children under 18 – free admission (no fooling!)

A Harvest Dinner at Stone-Tolan Historic Site

Online ticketing for this event has closed. Please contact Carolyn Haygood at 585.546.7029 x11 to inquire if seats are available. Thank you for your interest!

The Landmark Society and Green Zebra Catering Co. present…

A Farm to Table Experience

It’s an unprecedented experience. For the first time in over 50 years, we’re opening the Stone-Tolan Historic Site for a dining opportunity found nowhere else. Enjoy a four-course Harvest Dinner of a locally sourced farm to table menu by Green Zebra Catering Company, served in this over 200-year-old tavern and farmhouse. Be among the first to enjoy the marriage of amazing cuisine with a one of a kind setting. Due to the size of the historic rooms, participation is limited! $75 per person. Tickets available for purchase online, or by calling Carolyn Haygood at 585.546.7029 x11

Menu

COCKTAIL HOUR……Local Cheeses, Pates and Accoutrements
FIRST COURSE……Coddled Egg with Wild Mushrooms, Creme Fraiche and Herbs
SECOND COURSE……Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Roasted Root Vegetables, Arugula and Fresh Horseradish Creme
THIRD COURSE……Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib Pot Pie
DESSERT……Heirloom Apple Trio including Apple Crisp, Rustic Apple Tart and Cinnamon Panna Cotta with Fresh Tart Apple

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available with advance notice. 

TICKETS: $75 each

Online ticketing for this event has closed. Please contact Carolyn Haygood at 585.546.7029 x11 to inquire if seats are available. Thank you for your interest!

 

Full Moon Flashlight Tour at Stone-Tolan

It’s always more fun in the dark!  Join us at the Stone-Tolan House historic site to explore this 222 year old tavern and farm house in the dusk of twilight, then enjoy vintage lawn games. Finish the evening around the campfire with stories and games, and complimentary popcorn. S’Mores kits and cold beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs, we’ll also have benches and some chairs.

Admission is $15.00 per family ($12 for Landmark family members), $6.00 ($5 members) for individuals attending solo or with a buddy.

The Stone-Tolan House historic site, 2370 East Avenue in Brighton, NY. Free on-site parking.

Full Moon Flashlight Tour at Stone-Tolan

It’s always more fun in the dark!  Join us at the Stone-Tolan House historic site to explore this 222 year old tavern and farm house in the dusk of twilight, then enjoy vintage lawn games. Finish the evening around the campfire with stories and games, and complimentary popcorn. S’Mores kits and cold beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs, we’ll also have benches and some chairs.

Admission is $15.00 per family ($12 for Landmark family members), $6.00 ($5 members) for individuals attending solo or with a buddy.

The Stone-Tolan House historic site, 2370 East Avenue in Brighton, NY. Free on-site parking.

Can’t make it? We’ll be having a second Full Moon Flashlight Tour on Tuesday August 12th!

Full Moon Flashlight Fun at Stone-Tolan!

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This summer, weather permitting, we will be having two nights of our fun-filled (great for the whole family!) Full Moon Flashlight Tours at the Stone-Tolan historic site.  Join us on Tuesday July 15 and Tuesday August 12 from 7:00-8:30 PM to explore the historic site, play vintage lawn games, and enjoy stories & games around the campfire. We’ll have complimentary popcorn, S’Mores kits and cold beverages will be available for purchase.

Photo courtesy: Richard Margolis

Photo courtesy: Richard Margolis

The Stone-Tolan House historic site is located at 2370 East Avenue in Brighton, NY, free on-site parking available. Admission is $15.00 per family ($12 for Landmark family members), $6.00 ($5 members) for individuals attending solo or with a buddy.

We’ll see you around the campfire!

April Fools Tour

The Fools of April have messed up the oldest house in the county. Come help us figure out what doesn’t belong in the historic rooms (a clue – the lava lamp can probably go.)

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NEW anachronistic objects to discover this year! There will be prizes!

Free admission for children accompanied by adults – $5 per adult.

Historic Brighton presents the first town meeting at Stone-Tolan

Travel 200 years in two blocks at Historic Brighton’s re-enactment of the first town meeting, at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site! Saturday, April 5, 2014.Stand in the exact location where 200 years ago – to the very day – the Town of Brighton was formed.
What? You don’t want to pay $12 to attend a faux meeting?  It’s much more than that.  You’ll see the men debating some of the laws, certainly, but you’ll also hear about other concerns of the day – including war and the reproductive habits of sheep.  You’ll chat with Sally West about what is left in the kitchen for refreshment. You’ll meet the Stone daughters, and hear what’s on their mind on the birthday of the town.

The Goodman girls portraying the Stone children, pink sneakers for rehearsal only!

Did we mention it also includes a traditional plowman’s lunch of apple, cheese, bread and a beverage?

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Attendance is by advance reservation only.  To reserve your spot for this unique event, you may call (585) 442-5313 or email info@historicbrighton.org the following information:

Your name
Your phone number
Your email address
How many are attending
And your first and second choice of a tour time, choosing from 11:30 am, 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm.

Or, click here to download the reservation form and confirm your reservation. Historic Brighton will contact you about payment and your specific tour time.

Historic Brighton presents the first town meeting at Stone-Tolan

It doesn’t look like a time machine. But on April 5th this house will transport you to another time (Photo courtesy David Boyer)

Travel 200 years in two blocks at Historic Brighton’s re-enactment of the first town meeting, at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site! On Saturday, April 5, 2014, stand in the exact location where 200 years ago – to the very day – the Town of Brighton was formed.

Checking out their costumes that will transform them into an 1814 family

Attendance is by advance reservation only. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children.

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