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Tours Begin at Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum

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A historical home is opening its doors to the community.

July 4th weekend the Newark Valley Historical Society kicked off this year's open tours for the Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum.

The tours are $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Volunteer guides give people an inside look at the residence that holds a history of families dating back to 1794.

The tour includes rooms like the 1810 parlor, the pantry room and a kitchen with a large hearth that was used for both cooking, as well as heating the home.

"Well, especially for children, it's a great learning opportunity for children. We conduct school tours throughout the year. And basically, the kids have no idea what life was like in the early 1800s. There's such a difference in their society right now and in their home life from what it was like in the 1800s," said Volunteer Tour Guide at Bement-Billings Bob Zebracki.

The tours will continue Saturdays and Sundays through October 4th.
The 36th annual Apple Festival will be held during this final weekend.