The Rice Homestead

The Rice Homestead Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 pm from early June to the end of August. Admission is free.

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.

Lee Goulet of Lee's Snack Bar across the street from the Mayfield High School serving a soda pop to two of his customers...
07/08/2019

Lee Goulet of Lee's Snack Bar across the street from the Mayfield High School serving a soda pop to two of his customers. Come have a soda and hot dog with Lee's Snack Bar secret meat sauce recipe on it at the Mayfield Historical Society's Cruise-In, Ice Cream Social, and Hitrick & Brooks Concert this Thursday, July 11th, from 6-8 pm at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd., in Mayfield. Lee's family donated the secret recipe to the Mayfield Historical Society. For more info call 518-725-5261.

All signs point to the Ice Cream Social this Thursday, July 11th, 6-8 pm at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfi...
07/07/2019

All signs point to the Ice Cream Social this Thursday, July 11th, 6-8 pm at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield! Combine it with the Cruise-In, Hitrick & Brooks Concert, and hot dog sale with Lee's Snack Bar meat sauce and you've got a winner! Rain venue is the Mayfield Presbyterian Church. More info call 518-725-5261 or 518-332-0538. This sign was the original sign from Lee's Snack Bar which was across the street from the Mayfield High School.

You never know what interesting vehicle will be coming through those old stone posts at The Rice Homestead on Thursday, ...
07/03/2019

You never know what interesting vehicle will be coming through those old stone posts at The Rice Homestead on Thursday, July 11th, 6-8 pm for the 2nd Annual Cruise-In/Ice Cream Social/Hitrick & Brooks Concert! 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield. It'll be a fun night! Lee's Snack Bar hot dogs too! Rain venue: Mayfield Presbyterian Church and cruise-in and hot dog sale will be cancelled. Info: 518-725-5261.

Is the reason why these 1957 Mayfield cheerleaders are happy because they just had a Lee's Snack Bar hot dog with meat s...
06/27/2019

Is the reason why these 1957 Mayfield cheerleaders are happy because they just had a Lee's Snack Bar hot dog with meat sauce? (Can anyone tell me if Lee's was open then?). To put a smile on YOUR face, come to the Mayfield Historical Society's 2nd Annual Cruise-In/Hitrick & Brooks Concert/Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 11th, 6-8 pm at The Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield. Hot dogs with Lee's Famous Meat Sauce will be served! Have a cruise-in vehicle and want a dash plaque commemorating the event? Call Bob Suits at 518-725-5261 to sign up.

Just like Fred Brower and his dog Buster in front of the old Mayfield School, be sure to come with your vintage or hot r...
06/23/2019

Just like Fred Brower and his dog Buster in front of the old Mayfield School, be sure to come with your vintage or hot rod "conveyance" to the 2nd Annual Mayfield Historical Society Cruise-In/Ice Cream Social/Hitrick & Brooks Concert on Thursday, July 11th, 6-8 pm! Vehicle set-up is at 5:30. First 50 to register their vehicle receive a commemorative dash plaque by calling Bob Suits at 518-725-5261. Come one, come all to view the vehicles, eat a hot dog with Lee's Secret Meat Sauce, enjoy ice cream and cake and the concert, and tour The Rice Homestead! 325 Riceville Road, Mayfield, NY.

The local owner of the fine classic vehicle may be attending the Mayfield Historical Society's 2nd Annual Cruise-In, Hit...
06/11/2019

The local owner of the fine classic vehicle may be attending the Mayfield Historical Society's 2nd Annual Cruise-In, Hitrick & Brooks Concert, & Strawberry Festival on Thursday, July 11th, 6-8 pm at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield. Whether you have a classic car to bring or just come to see them and enjoy the festivities, pencil in the date! For more info or to sign up your classic car for a commemorative dash plaque, call 518-725-5261.

06/09/2019
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Great photos from the 37th Annual Strawberry Festival at The Rice Homestead by photographer Bill Trojann.

Strawberry Festival in Mayfield
~ Here are 10 captures from the annual Strawberry Festival at the Rice Homestead in Mayfield today. A selection of these and other images will be published in an upcoming edition of the ©Fulton County Express newspaper.
(©Bill Trojan/For the Express)
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IT'S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE TIME!!!!  Saturday, June 8th, noon - 4 pm, The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield.  L...
06/07/2019

IT'S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE TIME!!!! Saturday, June 8th, noon - 4 pm, The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield. Live music by Gary Van Slyke 1-3. Free Homestead Tours! Strawberry shortcake, ice cream, & beverage $4 Adults, $2 under 8. Stop by and enjoy under the Sugar Maples!

The whole town's comin', so you better be there too! The Mayfield Historical Society's 37th Annual Strawberry Festival, ...
06/05/2019

The whole town's comin', so you better be there too! The Mayfield Historical Society's 37th Annual Strawberry Festival, this Saturday, June 8th, noon - 4 pm at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd. Strawberry shortcake, ice cream & beverage $4 adults, $2 under 8. Music by Gary Van Slyke 1-3 pm. Free tours! First opening day of the Homestead for the summer! Rain venue: Mayfield Methodist Church. More info 518-332-0538.

37th Annual Mayfield Historical Society Strawberry Festival this Saturday, June 8th, from noon - 4 pm at The Rice Homest...
06/02/2019

37th Annual Mayfield Historical Society Strawberry Festival this Saturday, June 8th, from noon - 4 pm at The Rice Homestead! 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield. Gary Van Slyke performing 1-3. Free tours! Strawberry Shortcake, ice cream, and a beverage $4, $2 for children under 8. "Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga" DVD on sale for $20. Rain venue is the Mayfield Methodist Church on Main St. Info: 518-332-0538.

If you want to know about the photo, read to the bottom...but do YOU have a classic, antique, or hot rod vehicle?  Well ...
05/30/2019

If you want to know about the photo, read to the bottom...but do YOU have a classic, antique, or hot rod vehicle? Well then, sign up for the Mayfield Historical Society's 2ND ANNUAL CRUISE-IN! No charge...just a good time! First 50 registered will receive a commemorative dash plaque! Call Bob Suits at 518-725-5261 to register! Event is Thursday, July 11th, from 5:30 - 8 pm at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, in Mayfield, in conjunction with a concert by Hitrick & Brooks, an Ice Cream Social, tours of the home, and hot dogs with locally iconic Lee's hot dog sauce. Photo was taken on Main Street in Mayfield between 1910-1915. Charlie Snyder is the driver and Baltie Dixon, Fermer Brown, and Truman Mercer are the passengers. If you know anyone with a vehicle for the Cruise-In, please share this post with them. Thank you!

It's Spring Clean-Up Time at The Rice Homestead and remember, volunteering makes you feel good inside!  Please come join...
05/27/2019

It's Spring Clean-Up Time at The Rice Homestead and remember, volunteering makes you feel good inside! Please come join us as we sweep, vacuum, dust, and clean the inside of the homestead on Wednesday, June 5th, 9:30 am as we prepare the house for the summer season! Bring your cleaning tools! Many hands make light work! Thank you!

Come hear the tune this fiddler is playing!  "Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs", Monday, April 15, 7 - 8 pm, Mayfield Presby...
04/14/2019

Come hear the tune this fiddler is playing! "Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs", Monday, April 15, 7 - 8 pm, Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle will perform the songs and narrate the lives of lumberjacks in the Adirondacks. Great program for adults and children. Sponsored by the Mayfield Historical Society. Free admission. For more info, call 518-725-5261.

After a long, hard day of work in the mountains of the Adirondacks, listen to the songs these men would sing around the ...
04/13/2019

After a long, hard day of work in the mountains of the Adirondacks, listen to the songs these men would sing around the wood stove! "Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs" - Monday, April 15, 7 pm, Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle perform. Free admission and refreshments. Sponsored by the Mayfield Historical Society. 518-725-5261 for more info.

Great program for adults AND children!  Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs" Monday, April 15, 7 - 8 pm, Mayfield Presbyterian ...
04/12/2019

Great program for adults AND children! Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs" Monday, April 15, 7 - 8 pm, Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Free admission. More info: 518-725-5261.

"Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs" sung and narrated by Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle with a variety of instruments such as g...
04/08/2019

"Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs" sung and narrated by Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle with a variety of instruments such as guitar, fiddle, banjo, and harmonica, will be presented Monday, April 15th, 7 pm, at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St, Mayfield. Free admission and refreshments. Sponsored by the Mayfield Historical Society. More info call 518-725-5261.

After a day "In the Pine Woods of the Adirondack Mountains", come hear the music these men played around the wood stove ...
04/05/2019

After a day "In the Pine Woods of the Adirondack Mountains", come hear the music these men played around the wood stove back at the camp. "Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs" will be performed and narrated by Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle on Monday, April 15th, at 7 p.m. at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Free admission. More info, call Bob Suits, Mayfield Historical Society president, at 518-725-5261.

Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs! Pencil it in! Monday, April 15, 7 pm, Mayfield Presbyterian Church!  Free admission and re...
04/01/2019

Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs! Pencil it in! Monday, April 15, 7 pm, Mayfield Presbyterian Church! Free admission and refreshments! The Mayfield Historical Society hosts Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle as they present historic songs of our Adirondack lumberjacks in the 1800's. The program includes interesting narrative about this charming and tough work era in upstate New York. For more info, contact the Mayfield Historical Society President Bob Suits at 518-725-5261.

1920's Photo of Village of Mayfield - Be sure to be at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., on Monday, Apri...
03/25/2019

1920's Photo of Village of Mayfield - Be sure to be at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., on Monday, April 15th, at 7 pm for "Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs" by award winning Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle! Free admission! Refreshments. Info: 518-725-5261. A Mayfield Historical Society Presentation!

PENCIL IT IN!  This year's Cruise-In, Strawberry Festival, and Hitrick & Brooks Concert will be on Thursday, July 11th, ...
03/06/2019

PENCIL IT IN! This year's Cruise-In, Strawberry Festival, and Hitrick & Brooks Concert will be on Thursday, July 11th, from 6 - 8 pm. Yay!

Winter in Mayfield 76 years ago...1943.  The Presbyterian Church is on the right and the Methodist Church is on the left...
01/24/2019

Winter in Mayfield 76 years ago...1943. The Presbyterian Church is on the right and the Methodist Church is on the left and lots of snow in-between!

The Mayfield Historical Society wishes you a Happy New Year!  (Vintage postcard is from The Rice Homestead archives.)
12/31/2018

The Mayfield Historical Society wishes you a Happy New Year! (Vintage postcard is from The Rice Homestead archives.)

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 2018:  Here's some snaps of the friendly faces at this year's Christmas Open House at The Rice Home...
12/14/2018

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 2018: Here's some snaps of the friendly faces at this year's Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead. The raffle was won by Eileen Rizzo of Johnstown who was very pleased to receive the leather gloves, hat, scarf and other nice "keep warm" items donated by Ben and Virgina Kline. We are very fortunate to have the volunteers we have & were happy to have some new ones this year who are looking forward to helping us again in the summer events. Merry Christmas everyone!

Fabulous Stocking Stuffer & Christmas Gift!  And at the same time help the Mayfield Historical Society!!!!  The DVD "Har...
11/28/2018

Fabulous Stocking Stuffer & Christmas Gift! And at the same time help the Mayfield Historical Society!!!! The DVD "Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga" will be ON SALE at this weekend's Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead! Dec. 1 & 2, 11 am - 4 pm, 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield. Proceeds go the the Historical Society! Call 518-725-5261 for more info.

Don't forget about the Mayfield Historical Society's famous pie sale this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 1 & 2) at its Christ...
11/28/2018

Don't forget about the Mayfield Historical Society's famous pie sale this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 1 & 2) at its Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead!!! 11 am - 4 pm both days. 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield (use Gloversville for GPS). Call 518-725-5261 for more info.

All dressed up and no where to go?  Wait!  There's the Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead this weekend!!! Sat. &...
11/27/2018

All dressed up and no where to go? Wait! There's the Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead this weekend!!! Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1 & 2, 11 am - 4 pm. 328 Riceville Rd in Mayfield (Gloversville for GPS). Photo is of the Mayfield school which was torn down to make way for the high school. Visitors to the Christmas Open House will step back in time to an old-fashioned Christmas with hot mulled cider and cookies, music in the Victorian Parlor, lovely seasonal decorations, its famous homemade pie sale, tours of the home, and weaving and spinning demonstrations in The Loom Room. The musical entertainment on Saturday will be Gary VanSlyke from 1 - 3 pm and on Sunday Bill Wemple from 1 - 3 pm. Admission and refreshments are free. Call 518-725-5261 for additional information.

AMAZON has nothing on the FW Brown & Son Mayfield Post Office!!!!  After Cyber Monday is over, get ready for Christmas O...
11/25/2018

AMAZON has nothing on the FW Brown & Son Mayfield Post Office!!!! After Cyber Monday is over, get ready for Christmas Open House Saturday & Sunday! The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd in Mayfield (use Gloversville for GPS), 11 - 4, Dec. 1 & 2. Visitors will step back in time to an old-fashioned Christmas with hot mulled cider and cookies, music in the Victorian Parlor, lovely seasonal decorations, its famous homemade pie sale, tours of the home, and weaving and spinning demonstrations in The Loom Room. The musical entertainment on Saturday will be Gary VanSlyke from 1 - 3 pm and on Sunday Bill Wemple from 1 - 3 pm. Admission and refreshments are free. Call 518-725-5261 for additional information.

Sorry, you can't shop at these places on Black Friday this year...Warner & Lindsley Dry Goods and F.W. Brown & Son's sto...
11/23/2018

Sorry, you can't shop at these places on Black Friday this year...Warner & Lindsley Dry Goods and F.W. Brown & Son's store on Main Street in Mayfield....BUT next weekend you can step back in time and visit the Rice Homestead's Christmas Open House!!!!! 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield (if using GPS, put in "Gloversville"). Dec. 1 & 2, Sat. & Sun., 11-4. Hot mulled cider and cookies, fires in the fireplaces, music in the Victorian Parlor, lovely seasonal decorations, its famous homemade pie sale, tours of the home, and weaving and spinning demonstrations. Gary VanSlyke will play from 1 - 3 pm on Sat. and Bill Wemple from 1 - 3 pm on Sun. Admission and refreshments are free! See you there!

Thanksgiving greetings from the Mayfield Historical Society!  This postcard is from the archives of The Rice Homestead.
11/22/2018

Thanksgiving greetings from the Mayfield Historical Society! This postcard is from the archives of The Rice Homestead.

Here's just one of the many Mayfield residents who has served our country.  He is from the Brower family and the picture...
11/12/2018

Here's just one of the many Mayfield residents who has served our country. He is from the Brower family and the picture is from World War I. The Mayfield Historical Society salutes all our men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Group shot of the Mayfield High School students that raked a billion zillion leaves at The Rice Homestead on Friday!  Th...
11/03/2018

Group shot of the Mayfield High School students that raked a billion zillion leaves at The Rice Homestead on Friday! Thank you all!!!!!

11/02/2018

Our terrific Mayfield High School students in action! Here's a little video of this afternoon's fall clean-up at The Rice Homestead! All their hard work was extremely appreciated by The Mayfield Historical Society!

WOW!  Aren't our Mayfield High School students AMAZING!  Here's a few pics from their work this afternoon cleaning up a ...
11/02/2018

WOW! Aren't our Mayfield High School students AMAZING! Here's a few pics from their work this afternoon cleaning up a zillion leaves around Mayfield's Rice Homestead for the Historical Society! A HUGE thank you goes out to them!!!!!

Happy Halloween from the Mayfield Historical Society!  Vintage postcard is from the archives at The Rice Homestead.
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween from the Mayfield Historical Society! Vintage postcard is from the archives at The Rice Homestead.

10/24/2018
Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail

Check out this wonderful youtube video on Fulton and Montgomery County's Quilt Barn Trail! We should all feel proud to live in such a beautiful area! Please share!

You may have seen some colorful designs on some of the barns in your area. These are called quilt squares. They are patterns typically used in quilting. It a...

Great crowd last night with Master Herbalist, Barbara Neznek!  Attendees learned about local herbs and their medicinal u...
10/16/2018

Great crowd last night with Master Herbalist, Barbara Neznek! Attendees learned about local herbs and their medicinal uses! A presentation by the Mayfield Historical Society. Held at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, Mayfield, NY.

10/15/2018

Tonight! Monday Oct. 15! Presentation: Local Medicinal Herbs (Especially for Cold & Flu Season!) by Master Herbalist, Barbara Neznek! Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Free Admisson, refreshments. Brought to you by the Mayfield Historical Society.

THIS MONDAY, OCT. 15th, 7 PM, Come learn how early American and Native Americans used our locally available herbs for me...
10/12/2018

THIS MONDAY, OCT. 15th, 7 PM, Come learn how early American and Native Americans used our locally available herbs for medicinal purposes and how you can too today! Barbara Neznek, Master Herbalist, will present “Local Medicinal Herbs (Especially for Cold and Flu Season!) at 7 pm at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-725-5261. THIS IS A MAYFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION!

Don Williams' presentation on "Tools of Yesteryear" this past Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, sponsored by the Mayfield Historica...
08/22/2018
Don Williams talk on Early Tools

Don Williams' presentation on "Tools of Yesteryear" this past Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, sponsored by the Mayfield Historical Society.

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Tonight - 7 pm! The one and only Don Williams will present "Tools of Yesteryear" at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22...
08/20/2018

Tonight - 7 pm! The one and only Don Williams will present "Tools of Yesteryear" at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St. Mayfield. Free admission! Refreshments! Presented by the Mayfield Historical Society. Info: 518-332-0538.

THIS MONDAY, AUG. 20TH, 7 pm!  DON WILLIAMS LIVE!  Raconteur...Author...Adirondack History Buff!  Presents "Tools of Yes...
08/18/2018

THIS MONDAY, AUG. 20TH, 7 pm! DON WILLIAMS LIVE! Raconteur...Author...Adirondack History Buff! Presents "Tools of Yesteryear" at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Free Admission! Refreshments! Presented by the Mayfield Historical Society. More info: 518-332-0538.

Come enjoy Author Don Williams this Monday, Aug. 20th, talk about and show you all sorts of Tools from Yesteryear!  7 pm...
08/16/2018

Come enjoy Author Don Williams this Monday, Aug. 20th, talk about and show you all sorts of Tools from Yesteryear! 7 pm. Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. Free admission, refreshments! Info: 518-332-0538.

2018 Ice Cream Social, Concert, & 1st Annual Cruise-In
07/19/2018

2018 Ice Cream Social, Concert, & 1st Annual Cruise-In

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328 Riceville Rd
Mayfield, NY
12117

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The Rice Homestead is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 pm from early June to the end of August. Admission is free.

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