Overfield Tavern Museum offers commemorative flight boards


TROY — The Overfield Tavern Museum is now taking orders for commemorative flight boards made from original logs from the 1808 Overfield Tavern.

The logs were salvaged during recent renovation work, and consist of 214-year-old native white oak, beech, red elm, and cherry. Each flight board comes with four shot glasses. On the reverse side is a cribbage board with accompanying pegs, embellished with Benjamin Overfield’s signature.

The game of cribbage dates to at least the early 1600s and was brought to the American colonies by English settlers. The Overfield Tavern Museum has a cribbage board in its collection that dates to the first half of the 19th century. It is almost certain that visitors to Mr. Overfield’s tavern played card games such as cribbage in their free time.

These boards make a unique holiday gift for the whiskey aficionado, card gamer, or history lover in your life. Cribbage boards made of white oak and beech are available for $130 each, and boards of red elm and cherry are available for $140. Reproduction early-19th-century playing cards are available for an additional $10.

Boards can be picked up at the museum by appointment, delivered in the Troy area, mailed for an additional fee, or picked up at our upcoming Yuletide Dinners. Members are eligible for a discount on all museum merchandise, including flight boards. Supplies are limited, so order yours today!

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