Christmas 1830's Style at the Pruyn House

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Oh's creeping closer.  No matter how long I live or how old I get, I will never comprehend how Christmas manages to arrive year after year, catching us unprepared, hurried and frantic despite the fact that it comes at precisely the same time every year!!!  Crazy stuff!  I'm pretty ready, however, just a few last minutes details to finish up before my Indiana family arrives for two weeks of holiday chaos (translated - Bliss).  Before that happens though I have a couple more blog posts to share.  The first is in keeping with the historic theme of my Stockade post and features a place I've featured before - the Pruyn House in the Town of Colonie.

From the town's website:  This beautifully restored home situated on 5 1/2 acres is a connection to the Dutch heritage of this area.  Built by Casparus Pruyn in around 1830 as a country home for his wife Ann and their 8 children, it is a blend of Federal and Greek Revival architecture.  Over the years the property had many owners, the longest being members of the Henkes famly.  John and Carrie Henkes purchased the property in 1983, the Town of Colonie purchased the home later and began extensive repairs and opened it to the public in 1985 as a historic and cultural center.

Normally I enjoy visiting in the spring and summer when I can enjoy their beautiful flower gardens. You can see them in my previous posts (links included at the end of this post), but today I'm here to give you a tour of the Pruyn House all decorated for Christmas.

Feel free to click on each photo for a better look.  When you're done, click on your "Back Arrow" to return to the blog.

Music provided by the American Recorder Society

Whether you visit Pruyn House over the holiday season, or in the summer for their 5-week concert series, or just to sit in the garden and enjoy the view,  this property is truly a treasure.  Check out more about Pruyn House in the posts linked below!

Thanks for reading.  Good luck with your final holiday preparations and come back soon for more Life As I See It!

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