Rensselaer, N.Y. - On Thursday February 23, 2017 Crailo State Historic Site will be offering "Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games" for children, their parents and anyone interested in historic chocolate and entertainment.  Between 10:00am and 1:00 pm everyone is welcome to drop in to learn about 18th century drinking chocolate, do crafts and play indoor colonial games.

Demonstrations and samples of the historic style of chocolate drink will take place in front of a crackling fire on the hearth.  Everyone is welcome to try their hand at colonial games and crafts.  Refreshments of hot chocolate and cookies will be available. The Museum will be open for self-guided tours and the Marketplace Museum Shop will be open for browsing. This would also be a great time to see Crailo's new exhibit A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World. 

The cost of admission is $3 per child, parents accompanying them will be free. 

Once the Van Rensselaer family's fortified home, Crailo State Historic Site is the museum of the colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley. For information on this season's special events, programs, exhibits and this year's Saratoga-Capital District Regional Geocache Challenge please find Crailo on the New York State Parks website at or on Facebook at or by calling (518)463-8738. 

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter




Erin Czernecki

Crailo State Historic Site

9 ½ Riverside Ave, Rensselaer, New York 12144