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Celebrate a Late 19th Century Thanksgiving at Billings Farm & Museum

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT… Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, will be open for Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday- Sunday, November 28 – 30, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The weekend will feature traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, Introduction to Milking and Milking the Herd programs and hands-on food preparation and preservation activities.

You'll be welcomed to Frederick Billings's farmhouse, where farm manager George Aitken and his family lived and worked from 1890 to 1910. Visit with costumed interpreters as they demonstrate preparing traditional Thanksgiving fare in the kitchen. Relax in the Victorian parlor and learn how our American Thanksgiving traditions have evolved. Enjoy a cup of hot cider before touring the farm and boarding the wagon pulled by a team of draft horses for a ride around the farm.

In the education room, learn the art of making the perfect piecrust and what to do with the leftover dough. Help peel apples for drying, which can be used later to make dried apple pie.

The operating dairy farm and the restored and furnished farmhouse plus programs and activities are included in the entrance fee. For more information: 802-457-2355.

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