SAVE THE DATE! The Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) and Slack Chemical present
Heritage Days 2012 Saturday, June 2, from 10am-5pm at 228 Washington St. in Watertown. This family-friendly event has everything from “1800’s Living History” re-enactors and demonstrators to 1900’s antique and classic cars, an antique fire truck muster, a new car/truck expo, music, food and beverages.
The History Road Rally starts the day. Registration is from 9 – 10 am. The family car, van or truck is welcome to join the classic cars in search of Jefferson County’s “secret historic sites”. Certificates are presented to all participants who discover all secret locations and prizes awarded to the top three. Ceremonies are at 4pm. Highway Legends Car & Truck Club has volunteered their time again this year to organize and present the History Road Rally & Cruise-In.
The 1800’s Living History “hands-on” activities and games, Cruise-In, Antique Fire Truck Muster, New Car/Truck Expo and live entertainment begin at 10 am in the JCHS’s Paddock Mansion and throughout the campus and parking lot. Living History includes 1812 Militia, Banjo, Bread & Butter Making, Candle Making, Copper Printing, Firefighting Bucket Brigade, Games, Ice Cream Making, Maple Syrup Making, Military Camp, One-room Schoolhouse, Paddock Museum, Quilting, Square Dancing, Spinning, Stenciling, Tools, Weaving and more. All family and friends are invited to participate in the making and the fun.
Over one hundred antique and classic cars are expected for the Cruise-In display. The JCHS’s own 1910 Babcock and 1914 Saxon are two highlights you don’t want to miss. Clarence Henry Coach returns as the Cruise-In sponsor and is also bringing its white 1954 Bentley. Entertainment is sponsored by FX Caprara Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep of Alex Bay, Watertown and Pulaski with live performances all day including “J and The Two Tones” singing songs from the 50’s & 60’s. New this year is a New Car/Truck Expo sponsored by Davidson Auto Group. Classic cars and trucks of yesterday and today will be side-by-side for the first time along with new car/truck displays. Mr. Sub from Public Square will be serving his famous freshly barbequed chicken, hot dogs and drinks.
The 1st Annual Antique Fire Truck Muster joins Heritage Days this year, sponsored by Waite Toyota. The Thousand Island Hose Haulers have arranged for over twenty antique fire trucks, hand drawn pumpers and drill cars to participate. All will be invited to join the water bucket brigade and help operate the 1800’s hand pumper.
Admission is $2 children, $5 adults (Maximum $10 per family). Military, JCHS
Members & Seniors receive discounts. It’s an Operation Yellow Ribbon
event. Free Parking is available thanks to our neighbors on Washington Street at Community Bank, Key Bank and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and on Clinton Street at the Watertown Daily Times and Watertown Savings Bank. Any questions please contact JCHS at 782-3491.