Need something to do on Saturday, how about visiting historic Madison Hall in Morrisville and getting the opportunity to shop a Farmer’s Market at the same time.
On Saturday, November 2rd, from 9am until 1pm the historic Madison Hall in Morrisville, will host this year’s first indoor Farmer’s Market. The setting for the event is the attractive Greek revival structure now known as Madison Hall but once the Madison County Courthouse and the participants are ready to show off their wares and bake goods.
The Farmer’s Market vendors include booths of gifts, crafts, produce in season and much, much more!
On hand this year will be a booth supporting the Old Town of Eaton Museum with new book titles. One is on the historic "Home" once known as Gerrit Smith Infirmary, others include a new book on the workings of the Chenango Canal, and the Skaneateles Turnpike. Books are signed editions and perfect for gifts for Christmas.
The courthouse building itself was erected in 1865 to replace the one that many people believe was burned by the infamous Loomis Gang. The fire of October 11, 1864, started on the second floor galleries it is speculated was the Loomis Family trying to burn the documents and court papers in the case against them. Legend has it that the village’s fire hoses were cut by a member of the gang.
This beautiful mid–eighteen hundred building is set on the former building’s foundation, and is entered on the original stone steps of the old courthouse. The building became a part of Morrisville College after the Madison County Seat was moved to Wampsville, where it is located today.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, today Madison Hall is used for public functions and in the winter season as the site of an indoor farmer’s market and now sports a brand new NYS Historic Marker provided by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
So for a wonderful selection of goods and food come to Morrisville on Scenic Route 20 and enjoy the historic setting and the fun.
For more information you can go to http://www.madisonhall.org.