Visitors can experience authentic North Fork holiday traditions during the “Historic Christmas at Hallockville” event on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. hosted by the Hallockville Museum Farm.

The 28-acre farm preserve will host holiday displays in three historic residences on the farm — the Hallock homestead, the Cichanowicz farmhouse and the Hudson-Sydlowski house.

Inside each of the residents will be costumed staff who will welcome guests and share stories from the past.  

“Centuries ago, the Hallock family and other North Fork settlers were Puritans, who associated Christmas celebrations with paganism and therefore, such festivities were banned,” said Hallockville Museum Farm board member and a curator for the Historic Christmas at Hallockville exhibit Richard Wines. “By the mid-eighteenth-century customs began to change and in 1870, Christmas became a federal holiday, making way for the supposedly traditional celebrations we know today.”

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information about the event and other events hosted at the farm preserve, visit their website or call them at (631)298-5292.

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