Hebron Preservation Society

Upcoming Events

HPS Annual General Meeting

June 13 at 6:00 pm.
antique farm equipment
Gardenworks Farm, 1055 County Route 30, Salem NY

The Hebron Preservation Society will hold their June 13th Annual General Meeting at 6:00 p.m. upstairs at Gardenworks. The business meeting will be held before the program and will include the election of the slate of officers presented by the Nominating Committee {all HPS members in good standing (up-to-date membership) are eligible to vote}:

Trustees: (3 year terms except where noted):
Elizabeth G. Osborne (2 yr. term), W. Marvin Day (2 yr. term), Jill Nadolski, Glenn Long, David Millard.
Officers: (1 yr. term) President: Michelle Louy, Vice-President: Maggie Leary, Recording Secretary: Meriel Brooks, Corresponding Secretary: Debi Craig, Treasurer: Jill Nadolski

Proposed Amendments to Article V of our Constitution

Beginning at 6:30, after the business meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Farm Museum which is a hidden treasure!! The farm was an active dairy farm, MacClan Farm, until 1985. The barn gallery showcases the farm's history as well as equipment from a number of local Hebron and Salem farms. A highlight of the museum is the horse-drawn sled and massive saws for harvesting ice on nearby Barkley's Lake. There are fanning mills, a dog-powered treadmill, early horse drawn plows, and seeders. The collection includes many hand tools and farm implements. Especially interesting is a back-to-back rocking chair for two. The collection celebrates the generations who worked the land.

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Gardenworks is a farm-based business located in a renovated dairy barn with a retail marketplace featuring farm-fresh foods, local handcrafts and a wide range of plants for home gardens. In spring, the greenhouse is filled with flowers, herbs and vegetable plants. And, in summer customers may pick blueberries, farm grown vegetables and enjoy the weekend café. The fall season offers u-pick raspberries, mounds of pumpkins, gourds and dried flowers. During the holiday season, the Gardenworks Barn is brimming with fresh wreaths, trees and trimmings along with specialty foods and quality local handcrafts.

Meg and Rob Southerland returned to the farm in 1990 after Meg had been a horticultural extension agent and Rob was a professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky. Since opening Gardenworks, they have welcomed the community for workshops, events to share gardening ideas , the farm story and history.

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Kelsey and Hunter Southerland, the next generation of family at Gardenworks are training in health care and nutrition. They are expanding the agricultural crops grown on the farm and they are hosting Food for Life classes and events.

Please join the Hebron Preservation Society for this interesting and informative evening. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted.

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Jane McCrea

The Life and Death of Jane McCrea on July 26, 1777

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
Hebron United Church East
6559 State Route 22, East Hebron

This program will be presented by long-time Fort Edward Town Historian Paul McCarty. The church is located at 6559 State Route 22 in the hamlet of East Hebron, just past the Chamberlin Mills Road going north. It is about 7 miles north of Salem and 10 miles south of Granville.

Jane McCrea was a young royalist woman who found herself in the path of the British invasion of 1777. She may have purposefully moved near Fort Edward hoping to join her fiancé, an officer in Burgoyne's army, as they approached. It is unclear how she ended up in the hands of Indigenous warriors allied to the Imperial forces, but it seems that her two captors argued over who would get the reward for bringing her to camp and that she was killed in the dispute. The precise circumstances surrounding her death are lost to history in a sea of conflicting accounts.