At The Museum: May 18-24

MAY 18 – 24 :  SPRING PLANTING

The Farms will plant spring crops including corn, cabbage, beets, and hops. The gardens and large fields will be utilized on both the Old World and American exhibits. The blacksmith will be busy making agricultural tools.

Highlighted Activities

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The blacksmith will be making agricultural tools throughout the week

Monday (May 18)

  • 1700s Irish Forge: The week’s activities will include making a range of tools like garden hoes, spades, and weather permitting painting the 1850’s horse cart
  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Weaving (2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s German Farm: Working in garden (10:00-12:00); Spinning (2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s Ganatastwi: Field work – hilling corn (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)
  • 1740’s American Farm: Working in the garden (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)
  • 1820’s American Farm: Foodways (2:00-4:00)
  • Early American School House – Open to view all week
  • Mount Tabor Log Church: Finishing work; Exhibit will open on June 7

Tuesday (May 19)

  • 1700’s West African Farm: Gardening – yams & greens (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)
  • 1600’s English Farm: Foodways (10:00-1:00)
  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Working the garden – potatoes (2:00-4:00)
  • 1740’s America: Making a gate (10:00-12:00) and fence work (2:00-4:00)
  • 1850’s America: Quilting and garden work (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)
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Mt Tabor Log Church is nearing completion – exhibit will open on June 7th

Wednesday (May 20)

  • 1600’s English Farm: Garden work (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Weaving (2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s German Farm: Noodle-making and Music throughout the day
  • 1700’s Ganatastwi: Canoe work
  • 1850’s American Farm: Prepping corn field

Thursday (May 21)

  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Spinning (2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s German Farm: Field work – cabbages (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)
The gardens & fileds are ready for planting late spring crops

The gardens & fields are ready for planting late spring crops

Friday (May 22)

  • 1700’s West African Farm: Foodways (10:00-12:00)
  • 1600’s English Farm: Foodways (10:00-1:00)
  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Weaving (2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s German Farm: Field work (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)

Saturday (May 23)

  • England: Baking (10:00-12:00); Washing dishes (2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Making oat cakes (10:00-12:00)
  • 1700’s German Farm: Foodways (10:00-12:00)
  • 1700’s Ganatastwi: Garden work
  • 1740’s America: Finishing the gate (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)
  • 1820’s America: Traditional music (2:00-4:00)

Sunday (May 24)

  • 1600’s English Farm: Foodways (10:00-1:00)
  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Weaving (2:00-4:00)
  • 1700’s German Farm: Spinning (10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00)

 

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