Recreating a Day of “Camp Burton at Allaire, 1929”
May 5, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm
Explore and learn about Allaire’s history in the early 20th century when the Boy Scouts of America were allowed to create a special “reservation” and “camp” on the grounds of Arthur Brisbane’s “Allaire Estate” – now known as the Historic Village at Allaire!
It’s 1929 and the village is owned by famous Hearst editor, Arthur Brisbane. Each summer he invites thousands of Boy Scouts from all over the State to use the village buildings and grounds as their own special learning community. And now, nearly 100 years later they are coming back!
Activities available for all visitors of the village!
-Over a dozen “now and then” pictures displayed throughout the village from the early 20th century. See how the village has evolved – through the power of visual arts!
– Local Scout troops will be spread throughout the village to interact and share with visitors life saving skills, craft demonstrations, citizenship, wilderness survival, orienteering, “the monkey bridge” and MORE!
– Participate in a special scavenger hunt and get the “Allaire Boy Scout Badge!” Learn about the Boy Scouts of America!
– See, touch, and feel the elements of early 20th century Allaire as never done before. Explore the philosophy and creation of this outdoor learning adventure for the Scouts, known then as “Camp Burton at Allaire.”
– Special presentation by Arthur Brisbane’s grand-children that honor the many projects that the Boy Scouts of America did and continue to do at The Historic Village at Allaire!
– All historic homes, stores, buildings, craft shops, and exhibit halls will be open!
– Additional activities and details TBA.
General Village/Event Admission: $3 per person. Under 5 FREE. Proceeds to benefit the Historic Village at Allaire.