Upcoming events to highlight history in Madison County

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Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz is inviting the public to a host of upcoming events — from a cemetery tour and history lesson to the 57th annual Craft Festival.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. — The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a Tuesday on the Towpath. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit www.chittenangolanding.org
 
Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. — The Smithfield Community Center will host a special eight-part speaker series by author Norman K. Dann entitled “Abolition, Underground Railroad, and Women’s Rights.” The sixth presentation is entitled Greene Smith: Rebel and Outdoorsman. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit www.PeterboroNY.org
 
Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — The Madison County Historical Society will host its 57th annual Craft Festival. Come and see the wide selection of arts and crafts ranging from functional to decorative works including fabric glass, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, glass, flora, drawings, paintings, jewelry, photography, soap, skincare products, leather, wood, and more. The festivities will include live music, food trucks, and NYS Wineries. Adult admission is $5 for the day and $8 for the weekend, children under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.mchs1900.org/Craft-Days or call 315-363-4136
 
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 12 p.m. — The Good Nature Farm Brewery will host the annual Great Chocolate Wrecktober Fest. Come and take part d the annual event honoring the 1955 chocolate train wreck and diesel engine flight. Saturday’s event will feature live music from Fritz’s Polka Band from 3 to 6 p.m, a tour of the historic site at 2:30 p.m., and the unveiling of the great chocolate wreck beer. This family-friendly event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.goodnaturebrewing.com
 
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. — Cazenovia Heritage will host a special tour of Carpenter Barn and Lakeland Park by Ted Bartlett, Senior Preservation Planner for Crawford & Stearns. Bartlett will lead an onsite tour of architecture, and restoration efforts. For more information please visit www.cazheritage.org or email info@cazheritage.org.
 
Sunday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — The Madison County Historical Society will host its 57th annual Craft Festival. Come and see the wide selection of arts and crafts ranging from functional to decorative works including fabric glass, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, glass, flora, drawings, paintings, jewelry, photography, soap, skincare products, leather, wood, and more. The festivities will include live music, food trucks, and NYS Wineries. Adult admission is $5 for the day and $8 for the weekend, children under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.mchs1900.org/Craft-Days or call 315-363-4136
 
Sunday, Sept. 12th at 12 p.m. — The Good Nature Farm Brewery will host the annual Great Chocolate Wrecktober Fest. Come and take part d the annual event honoring the 1955 chocolate train wreck and diesel engine flight. Sunday’s event will feature live music from Beadle Brothers Band from 4 to 7 p.m., a tour of the historic site at 2:30 p.m., and the unveiling of the great chocolate wreck beer. This family-friendly event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.goodnaturebrewing.com
 
Sunday, Sept. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. — The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a Paranormal Investigation. Come enjoy a series of exciting paranormal investigations of the historic Chittenango Landing. Events are led by experienced paranormal investigator Kenny Harris. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at chittenangolanding.org/shop/paranormal-investigation. For more information, visit www.chittenangolanding.org or email kenny@clcbm.org
 
Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. — The Fabius Historical Society will host a special presentation by Dave Ruch entitled "Portrait of the War of 1812." Ruch utilizes songs and stories to tell a lively story of the War of 1812. There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served following the event. For more information, email Sandra Beglinger at peterpan007@peoplepc.com
 
Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. — The Smithfield Community Center will host a special eight-part speaker series by author Norman K. Dann entitled “Abolition, Underground Railroad, and Women’s Rights.” The seventh presentation is entitled "Cousins of Reform: Smith & Stanton." There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit www.PeterboroNY.org

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