Walk Rye History! Tour Starts Tomorrow

Rye Historical Society launches its walking tour of Rye tomorrow.

Have you seen the new green and white placards around Rye over the past few weeks? will formally launch its "Walk Rye History" experience on Saturday, September 8 with a festival on the Village Green adjacent to Square House. 

Walk Rye History is "a self-guided tour of key historic sites in Rye using outdoor interpretive signs, brochures and an audio tour."

There are 22 green and white placards located all over the city- marking the spot and filling in the historical details of the region going back more than 350 years. All the information and photographs illustrating the signs are from artifacts in the Knapp House Archives.

City of Rye DPW workers lent a hand- installing the permanent, laminated markers.

The festival, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Village Green is no small affair. In addition to a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., there will be a children's petting zoo with live farm animals. The Patriot Brass Ensemble- comprised of military veterans fundraising for VA hospitals- will perform a repertoire of John Philip Sousa marches during the afternoon.

Placard locations include Square House, the and among others. That means the walk will be a healthy jaunt for anyone who wants to see them all.


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