"They waited in line, three deep, for the pony rides, petting zoo and to observe the blacksmiths and leatherworkers plying their trades," said Ms. Chapman, who estimates the crowd was in the thousands.
"It was a delight to see families with young children, many of whom were visiting Wunderlich Park for the first time, enjoying the beauty, history and ambience of the area," she said in a message to the Almanac.
Major sponsors of the Folger Stable Project were thanked at a party at the barn Sept. 17. About 150 guests attended, including members of the Wunderlich and Folger families.
A large donor board was unveiled, and guests toured the former carriage room, now a museum. A video showing many local residents recalling their memories of the Peninsula in the early 1900s was presented by its producer, Patsy Kahl of Woodside.