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Historic sites to offer a look at past holiday celebrations

Colonists often hosted gatherings

Volunteer Dan Czech of Amsterdam decorates one of the first-floor windows at Old Fort Johnson Monday.
Photographer: Ana Zangroniz
Volunteer Dan Czech of Amsterdam decorates one of the first-floor windows at Old Fort Johnson Monday.
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The modern holidays focusing on gifts and sales differ greatly from the days of the American colonists. But one thing hasn’t changed much: People continue to gather with family and friends. Several historic sites in the Mohawk Valley are opening their doors this and next weekend to continue that tradition. Sites typically closed for winter are opening as part of Heritage Holidays in the Mohawk Valley, an effort to give people a chance to consider ...

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kathybrj
November 27, 2008
9:36 a.m.

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It would help if the article included the dates and times the homes will be open for tours.

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