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Historic Eastfield: It's a hidden jewel, but not a museum

The William Briggs Tavern, from 1793, left, and the Brown General Store, from 1811, are just two of the restored buildings making up Eastfield Village. Inset photo: Don Carpentier. (Bill Buell photo)
The William Briggs Tavern, from 1793, left, and the Brown General Store, from 1811, are just two of the restored buildings making up Eastfield Village. Inset photo: Don Carpentier. (Bill Buell photo)
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Just riding through rural Rensselaer County can stir up memories of a bygone era, and for those fortunate enough to stop at Eastfield Village, a trip back to the early 19th century becomes about as real as you can get, thanks to Don Carpentier. “Going to Eastfield is like stepping back in time,” said Nassau town historian Melody Howarth. “It’s not a museum, it’s better than a museum. Don had this vision for a full, ...


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bbuell
May 18, 2014
9:24 a.m.

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Great article Bill!! You did a wonderful job!
Melody Howarth
Town of Nassau Historian

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