Rau to converse on old days and ways on the farm

GUILDERLAND CENTER — “An Evening With Everett Rau” will be the Guilderland Historical Society’s program at its Thursday, March 17, meeting.

He will be having an informal conversation with the audience, sharing his memories of living 96 years on his family’s ancestral farm. Not only will he touch on the old days and ways on the farm, but also on other incidents in his long and interesting life in a free-ranging interaction with members of the audience.

There will also be copies of his life story “Stand Tall Against The Odds” as told to Laura Shore available for purchase and autographing.

A lifelong Guilderland resident, Everett Rau is knowledgeable about early 20th-Century agricultural methods, old barns — particularly Dutch barns — and antique farm equipment. He is passionate about preserving agricultural heritage and will be sharing his thoughts and knowledge of post 1929 farming methods.

Over the years, his involvement with many organizations has contributed much to our community. For several decades he has been a member of Guilderland Historical Society and is one of our past presidents.

The March 17 meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mynderse-Frederick House, 451 Route 146, Guilderland Center and is free and nonmembers are welcome. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the local food pantries. In case of inclement weather check our web site www.guilderlandhistoricalsociety.org after 3 p,m, for news of possible cancellation. For information call 861-8582.
Editor’s note: Mary Ellen Johnson is the vice president of the Guilderland Historical Society.

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