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27th Annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair

Arthur Kirmss, of Glendale, demonstrated the art of

Arthur Kirmss, of Glendale, demonstrated the art of creating wampum during the 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair held on the museum grounds in Lawrence. (Oct. 20, 2012) Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Co-sponsored by the Town of Hempstead and the Friends of Rock Hall Museum, the 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair, which features a different historic reeenactment each year, attracts 5,000 visitors over two days and raises between $5,000 and $10,000. The funds go toward the restoration and preservation of the museum as well as plans to construct a barn on the property that will house a visitor's center.

During the 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

During the 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair held on the museum grounds in Lawrence, a re-enactor cook from the Confederate Army's 30th Virginia Infantry Company B explains how she keeps soldiers fed in camp and during battle. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Built in 1767, Rock Hall was home to
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Built in 1767, Rock Hall was home to the Martin family, loyalist sympathizers during the Revolutionary War. The 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair was held on the museum grounds in Lawrence. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Local businesses sold homemade crafts, clothing and food
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Local businesses sold homemade crafts, clothing and food at the Rock Hall Museum Country Fair. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

The 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair was held on the museum grounds in Lawrence. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Arthur Kirmss, of Glendale, demonstrated the art of
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Arthur Kirmss, of Glendale, demonstrated the art of creating wampum during the 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair held on the museum grounds in Lawrence. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Actors in 18th-century attire displayed Revolutionary-era housewares, games
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Actors in 18th-century attire displayed Revolutionary-era housewares, games and clothing during the 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Rock Hall Museum director Linda Barreira, of Lawrence,
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Rock Hall Museum director Linda Barreira, of Lawrence, instituted the country fair in 1985 and has been organizing it in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead and the Friends of Rock Hall each year since. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Ryan Reece, 27, of Northport demonstrates how to
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Ryan Reece, 27, of Northport demonstrates how to fire a Civil War-era rifle during the 27th annual Rock Hall Museum Country Fair. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A petting zoo was among the many attractions
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

A petting zoo was among the many attractions for children and adults at the 27th Annual Rock Hall Country Fair. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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