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Billings Farm & Museum Hosts Sleigh Ride Weekend on January 16, 17, & 18

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... Horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding with jack jumper sleds, and programs and activities for all ages plus the award-winning documentary, A Time For Justice, will be featured at the Billings Farm & Museum's Sleigh Ride Weekend on Saturday, Sunday, & Monday, January 16, 17, and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Civil War 150, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will also be featured throughout the weekend.

Climb aboard the horse-drawn sleigh and enjoy a scenic ride through the frosty farm fields. Warm up with a visit to the operating dairy farm and learn more about the Jersey herd and calves, draft horses, oxen, and Southdown sheep including An Introduction to Milking and Milking the Herd at 3:15 p.m. each day. In the Visitor Center, enjoy a cup of hot cider.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, the 38-minute, award-winning documentary film by Charles Guggenheim Productions, Inc., A Time For Justice, will be shown on the hour each day from, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the museum's theater. The exhibit Civil War 150 explores how soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families struggled to address the nature of democracy and citizenship and the human toll of civil war.

Sleigh Ride Weekend admission includes sleigh rides, the operating farm, the 1890 Farm House, activities, and the film, A Time For Justice, and the Civil War 150 exhibit.

Admission: adults: $14.00; 62 & over: $13.00; children ages (5-15): $8.00; ages 3-4: $4.00; 2 & under: free.