Palatine society receives grants

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Left to right, Palatine Settlement Society trustees Donna Reston, vice president, Norm Bollen, president of Mohawk Country, trustees, Sandy Lane, treasurer; Ron Burch, secretary and Mary Davis, president. (Photo submitted)

PALATINE — The Palatine Settlement Society, also known as the 1747 Nellis Tavern, recently were awarded two grants to aid in work being performed on the historic tavern.

A $2,500 grant was accepted by Sandy (Nellis) Lane, treasurer of the Palatine Settlement Society, from Norm Bollen, president of Mohawk Country, Aug. 12 at the tavern.

Th $2,500 grant will cover the cost of the reenacted wedding and reception from “Drums along the Mohawk,” held in July at the tavern and Palatine Church.

The grant will also assist in covering part of the cost of stencil work on the second floor of the 1747 Nellis Tavern, painted by Martha Brandow earlier this year and with painting the 1747 Nellis Tavern sign.

A $2,000 grant was accepted by Mary (Nellis) Davis, president of the Palatine Settlement Society, from Joan Lein, treasurer of Friends of Historic Central Mohawk Valley on Aug. 12 at the tavern.

This grant will assist in covering part of the cost of stencil work on the second floor of the 1747 Nellis Tavern, painted by Martha Brandow earlier this year.

A multi-year stenciling effort on the first and second floor of the Nellis Tavern was completed in July 2018 and can be viewed, by the public, on Sundays June thru September, 1 to 4 p.m., and by appointment by calling (315) 866-2619 each year.

Many events are held at the tavern throughout the year such as the Rhubarb Festival — first Sunday in June, wedding reception for the reenacted “Drums Along the Mohawk” in July, themed exhibits, bus tours, and Afternoon at the Tavern in October in order to raise monies for the restoration and on going maintenance of the tavern.

By Josh Bovee

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