A Throwback to the 1830s at Zwanzigstein Fest

A Throwback to the 1830s at Zwanzigstein Fest

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Ever wondered what it was like to live in the 1830s?

Saturday, people in the town of Croghan were getting hands on experience of how people lived back in the day at the 28th annual Zwanzigstein Fest.

Among a variety of activities, attendees were able to churn butter, knead dough, and mow the grass the old-fashioned way.

"I don't know if it was heavy or what, but it was just really hard to push through the grass. My great-great-great-grandparents settled here so we wanted to see how they lived back then," said 12 year-old Dylan Hewitt, of Watertown. 

Zwanzigstein Fest is put on by the Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Association every year. Money raised from the event goes back into maintaining the Heritage Farm.

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