2002-12-12 / Other News

Recreating A Colonial Christmas

Wyckoff House Museum executive director Sean Sawyer welcomes St. Nicholas (Leo Bertelsen, left) and Black Pieter (Andrew Stewart-Jones) upon their arrival at Saturday’s Dutch Colonial Christmas celebration.Wyckoff House Museum executive director Sean Sawyer welcomes St. Nicholas (Leo Bertelsen, left) and Black Pieter (Andrew Stewart-Jones) upon their arrival at Saturday’s Dutch Colonial Christmas celebration.
Under the direction of Rosemary Quinn-Cefaro (left foreground) and Celeste Taitt (left, rear), Canarsie kids Donova Taitt and Hallie Stotler help create an assortment of holiday decorations.    Photos by Sonny MaxonUnder the direction of Rosemary Quinn-Cefaro (left foreground) and Celeste Taitt (left, rear), Canarsie kids Donova Taitt and Hallie Stotler help create an assortment of holiday decorations. Photos by Sonny MaxonWykcoff Museum Director Sean Sawyer explains the correct way to place carrots and hay in a wooden shoe , which is the safest method for feeding horses.Wykcoff Museum Director Sean Sawyer explains the correct way to place carrots and hay in a wooden shoe , which is the safest method for feeding horses.

Linda Russell entertained the crowd as she played traditional colonial holiday music on a 17th century instrument.Linda Russell entertained the crowd as she played traditional colonial holiday music on a 17th century instrument.Dressed in colonial barb, Rosemary Quinn-Cefaro talked about cooking with a genuine Dutch oven and making porridge.Dressed in colonial barb, Rosemary Quinn-Cefaro talked about cooking with a genuine Dutch oven and making porridge.

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