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Activities for Time Travel Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hands-on Discovery of the Past

Join us in the 1890 Farm House as costumed staff help you discover 19th century chores and pastimes.

Activities Include:

Woodstove Cooking
Churning Butter
Stereoscope
Indoor Games
Farm Office Work
Needlework
Housework
Laundry

10:00 19th Century Children's Games – Grassy Oval (until 5:00)
11:15 Children's Quilt Story – Quilt Hall
11:45 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
12:15 Heirloom Garden Tour - Garden
12:45 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
1:15 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
1:45 The Craze for Crazy Quilts – Quilt Hall
2:15 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
2:45 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
3:15 Introduction to Milking – Cow Barn
3:30 Machine Milking of the Herd – Cow Barn (until 5:00)
3:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall
4:15 Heirloom Garden Tour - Garden

Throughout the day:

29th Annual Quilt Exhibition on display through Sept. 20th

A Place in the Land - our Academy Award® nominee film shown in the theater throughout the day

Farm Life Exhibits


Activities for Wagon Ride Wednesday, August 5, 2015

11:00 Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Lane (until 3:00) – weather permitting
11:00 19th Century Children's Games – Grassy Oval (until 3:00)
11:15 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
11:45 Children's Quilt Story – Quilt Hall
12:15 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
12:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall
1:15 Corn is for Cows, Hay is for Horses – Horse Barn
1:45 Churning Butter – Farm House Terrace
2:15 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
2:45 The Craze for Crazy Quilts – Quilt Hall
3:15 Introduction to Milking – Cow Barn
3:30 Machine Milking of the Herd – Cow Barn (until 5:00)
4:15 The History of Quilting – Quilt Hall

Throughout the Day:

29th Annual Quilt Exhibition on display through Sept. 20th

A Place in the Land - our Academy Award® nominee film shown in the theater throughout the day

Frederick Billings and the Farm House guided tours: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

Farm Life Exhibits


Activities for Thursday, August 6, 2015

11:15 Children's Quilt Story – Quilt Hall
11:45 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
12:15 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
12:45 Corn is for Cows, Hay is for Horses – Horse Barn
1:15 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall
1:45 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
2:15 The History of Quilting – Quilt Hall
2:45 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
3:15 Introduction to Milking – Cow Barn
3:30 Machine Milking of the Herd – Cow Barn (until 5:00)
3:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall

Throughout the Day:

29th Annual Quilt Exhibition on display through Sept. 20th

A Place in the Land - our Academy Award® nominee film shown in the theater throughout the day

1890 Farm House & Creamery

Farm Life Exhibits


Activities for Foodways Friday, August 7, 2015

Visit the 1890 Farm House Kitchen and explore our use of historic recipes and local, seasonal foods.

Today's recipes include:

String Beans German Fashion
Cream of Cucumber Soup
Harvard Beets

11:15 Making Cheese – Education Room
11:45 Heirloom Garden Tour – Garden
12:15 Food for Thought – Education Room
12:45 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
1:15 Corn, King of the Farm Crops – Wagon Barn
1:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall
2:15 Making Cheese – Education Room
2:45 Heirloom Garden Tour – Garden
3:15 Introduction to Milking – Cow Barn
3:30 Machine Milking of the Herd – Cow Barn(until 5:00)
3:45 Food for Thought – Education Room
4:15 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall

Throughout the Day:

A Place in the Land - our Academy Award® nominee film shown in the theater throughout the day

Farm Life Exhibits

29th Annual Quilt Exhibition on display through Sept. 20th


Activities for Saturday, August 8, 2015

11:00 Making Clothespin People – Wagon Barn (until 3:00)
11:15 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
11:45 Children's Quilt Story – Quilt Hall
12:15 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
12:45 The Craze for Crazy Quilts – Quilt Hall
1:15 Meet a Draft Horse – Horse Barn
1:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall
2:15 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
2:45 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
3:15 Introduction to Milking – Cow Barn
3:30 Machine Milking of the Herd – Cow Barn (until 5:00)
3:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall

Throughout the Day:

29th Annual Quilt Exhibition on display through Sept. 20th

A Place in the Land - our Academy Award® nominee film shown in the theater throughout the day

Frederick Billings and the Farm House guided tours: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

Farm Life Exhibits


Activities for Sunday, August 9, 2015

11:15 Children's Quilt Story – Quilt Hall
11:30 Heirloom Garden Tour – Garden
11:45 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
12:15 The Craze for Crazy Quilts – Quilt Hall
12:30 Heirloom Garden Tour – Garden
12:45 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
1:15 Churning Butter – Farm House Terrace
1:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall
2:15 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
2:45 The History of Quilting – Quilt Hall
3:00 Heirloom Garden Tour – Garden
3:15 Introduction to Milking – Cow Barn
3:30 Machine Milking of the Herd – Cow Barn (until 5:00)
3:45 The Craze for Crazy Quilts – Quilt Hall
4:15 Heirloom Garden Tour – Garden

Throughout the Day:

29th Annual Quilt Exhibition on display through Sept. 20th

A Place in the Land - our Academy Award® nominee film shown in the theater throughout the day

Frederick Billings and the Farm House guided tours: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

Farm Life Exhibits


Activities for Monday, August 10, 2015

11:15 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
11:45 Meet Our Sheep – Sheep Pasture
12:15 The History of Quilting – Quilt Hall
12:45 Churning Butter – Farm House Terrace
1:15 Up Close With a Jersey Cow – Cow Barn
1:45 The Craze for Crazy Quilts – Quilt Hall
2:15 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn
2:45 Quilters' Voices from the Past: A Readers Theater Presentation – Quilt Hall
3:15 Introduction to Milking – Cow Barn
3:30 Machine Milking of the Herd – Cow Barn (until 5:00)
3:45 The History of Quilting – Quilt Hall
4:15 Check Out the Chickens – Chicken Barn

Throughout the Day:

29th Annual Quilt Exhibition on display through Sept. 20th

A Place in the Land - our Academy Award® nominee film shown in the theater throughout the day

Frederick Billings and the Farm House guided tours: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

Farm Life Exhibits


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