Mayfield Historical Society

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Mayfield Historical Society at the Rice Homestead

For countless generations, Mayfield residents have pointed with pride to the Rice Homestead as one of its local treasures.

The Rice Homestead has been lived in and cared for up until the 1990’s by the descendants of its original owner, Oliver Rice, a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

Built in 1790 (the original log cabin) and 1810 (the pictured home) has merited a New York State Department of Education official historical marker and is on both the National and State Historical Registries. It is considered a fine, well preserved example of a Federal Era farmhouse.

The home is now a museum maintained by the Mayfield Historical Society. It contains a potpourri of historical treasures from the Rice family and the Mayfield area. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays in the summer from noon to 4 pm or call 518-332-0538 to schedule a tour during the summer and fall.

Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, Mayfield, NY
Organizer: Mayfield Historical Society
Phone: 518-332-0538
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Photo courtesy of the Rice Homestead.Photo courtesy of the Rice Homestead.

The 32nd Annual Christmas Open House and Pie Sale at The Rice Homestead will be on Saturday, December 2nd, from 12 – 4 p.m.

Musical entertainment in the Victorian Parlor will be by Fleur de Lys from 12-2 pm and Dana Carroll on the hammered dulcimer from 2-4 pm.  Rooms will be decorated in the holiday spirit of yesteryear with fireplaces ablaze and homemade cookies and hot mulled cider will be served.  Spinning and wool rug braiding demonstrations will be in The Loom Room and the very popular Homemade Pie Sale will be in the dining room as well as gift baskets for raffle.

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments are free. The Rice Homestead is located at 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield, NY. 

For more information, call 518-332-0538 or visit

Fleur de Lys performing at The Rice Homestead Christmas Open House
Fleur de Lys performing at The Rice Homestead Christmas Open House. Photo courtesy of the Rice Homestead.
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