New Hampshire Farm Museum Calendar of Events 2015
As of June 24th, calendar subject to change
603-652-7840 / email: info@farmmuseum.org.

June 24th Museum Now Open, Wednesday thru Sunday 10 am - 5 pm thru Labor Day

July 2nd Stories on The Farm begins: Saving Strawberry Farm, by Deborah Hopkinson
Listen to a great farm story and then help make Strawberry Jam on the porch! Held every Thursday in July & August at 10:15 in the Big Yellow Barn. Best for children ages 3-10.

July 4th The Fourth on the Farm Saturday 12 noon - 4 pm
Join us for delicious home made strawberry short cake, patriotic music, farm animals, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, musket firing demonstrations, writing with a quill pen, croquet & old fashioned games and living history farmhouse tours.
Admission $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs/ members free

July 9th Stories on The Farm: Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski
Listen to a great farm story, visit the sheep and learn to make felt! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

July 11/12th Children's Days on the Farm Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
The most fun kids can have on a farm, farm animals, chicken tours, fairy houses, crafts, making butter and ice cream, blueberry pie eating contest for kids, sack races, hoop rolling, stories, and games both days. Belgian Meadows Farm gives horse-drawn wagon rides on Saturday and there will be a puppet show. On Saturday Silhouette artist Leona Hosack demonstrates and will cut silhouettes of children or adults for a modest fee. On Sunday all sorts of fun & games and UNH's Little Red Wagon Theater performs, "The Princess, The Pauper & Other Stories" at 1:30 pm Admission $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs/ members free

July 13-17th Farm Adventures Day Camp for kids 8-11 yrs 9 am - 3 pm
Come to camp for all sorts of farm fun! Collecting eggs, feeding chickens, gardening, games, hikes in the forest, build forts in the woods, farm crafts, butter and ice cream making, tin lanterns & candlemaking, berry picking, and more. Registration is limited to 12 children per session. $175/$155 members
Call 603-652-7840 to Register.

July 16th Stories on The Farm: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Listen to a great farm story and then help to plant an apple tree! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

July 20-24th Farm Girls Day Camp for girls 10-12 years 9 am - 3 pm
Come to camp for all sorts of farm fun! Farm animals, gardening, games, hikes in the forest, butter and ice cream making and more. We will pick berries to make jam and learn to make butter and bread. We will herd the sheep and learn to card and dye wool to make felted beads and try other farm crafts. We will present a skit to our parents on Friday at the end of camp. Registration is limited to 12 children per session. $175/$155 members
Call 603-652-7840 to Register.

July 23rd Stories on The Farm: Lost in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
Listen to a great farm story and then go for a hike in the woods! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

July 25th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

July 30th Stories on The Farm: Hannah's Farm by Michael McCurdy
Listen to a great farm story and then help harvest crops just like Hannah! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

August 3rd-7th Farm Girls Day Camp for girls 12-14 years 9 am - 3 pm
A fun week for girls who love farms and farm animals. We will weave and sew, and learn to piece a small quilt. We will plant and harvest in our gardens, make fudge and pick berries. We will learn about trees on our hike to the Jones River, make our own journals, dry herbs, and help feed and water the animals each day. Join us for a fun sleep over on Thursday night. We will present a skit to our parents on Friday at the end of camp.
Registration limited to 12 children per session. $175/$155 members
Call 603-652-7840 to Register.

August 6th Stories on The Farm: The Bear That Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Listen to a great farm story then go on a hunt for bears through the woods! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

August 13th Stories on The Farm: Tuttle's Red Barn by Richard Michelson
Listen to a great local farm story and then learn to make your own paper, just like the Tuttle's would have! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

August 15th Quilt Exhibit Opening (On Exhibit thru Sept. 6th)

August 20th Stories on The Farm: The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola
Listen to a great farm story and then do a quilting project! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

August 22/23rd Old Time Farm & Tavern Days Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Demonstrations of traditional crafts, blacksmithing, rock splitting, spinning wool, chair caning, carving, butter making, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, farm games, corn husking contest for kids, barn tours, and Living history farm house tours, ice cream making and more. Visit the quilt exhibit.
Admission $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs/ members free. Music sponsored by Co-operative Insurance Company of Vermont.

August 27th Stories on The Farm: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams
Listen to a great farm story and then help make a scarecrow for the farm! Held every Thursday in the Big Yellow Barn at 10:15. Best for children ages 3-10.

August 29th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

September 20th The Great New Hampshire Pie Festival Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm
If you like pie, this one's for you! Taste pie of all sorts from New Hampshire’s best bakers and bakeries. You can enter your pie in our pie contest and win a great prize. Enjoy pie making demonstrations, children’s apple pie eating contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, music and guided tours of the historic Jones farmhouse.
Event admission: $10 adult, $5 child/ Museum members $5/$3 or bring a pie for the contest and get in free.

September 26th The Milton Market & Fall Wool Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, handspun wool & wool products, alpaca yarns, jams, jellies, breads, baked goods for sale, and spinning & weaving & wool dyeing demonstrations.

October 3rd Harvest Day Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Celebrate the Harvest at the Farm Museum! Kids can dig potatoes and carrots to make Stone Soup, bob for apples, play farm games and make potato prints. We will press apples to make cider, shell dry beans, winnow the buckwheat and more. Horse drawn wagon rides around the farm, visits with farm animals, and blacksmith and spinning demonstrations.
Admission $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 yrs/ Museum members free,

October 17th The Big Pumpkin Party Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Join us for pumpkin games and stories. You can pick out your own pumpkin and carve or paint it at our carving station. We will roast pumpkin seeds over the fire and kids will love the pumpkin trail in the woods. A free pumpkin is given with each paid admission.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs/ members free

October 31st The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

November 21st An Old –Fashioned Thanksgiving Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
New Hampshire has a special connection to Thanksgiving, as it was our own Sarah Josepha Hale, born on a farm in Newport, NH, who after many years of letter writing, persuaded President Lincoln to declare the fourth Thursday in November a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1863, thereby establishing the National Holiday. So come to the Farm Museum on Saturday for special living history farmhouse tours with costumed role players, homemade pumpkin pie and hot cider in the farmhouse kitchen, horse-drawn wagon rides through the fields, visits with the farm animals, popcorn over the campfire.
Admission $10 adult, $5 child/ Museum members $5/$3

December 19th A Victorian Christmas on the Farm Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Tour the beautifully decorated historic Jones Farmhouse with costumed role players and experience the wonder of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride through the fields, depending on the weather. Make a hand-dipped Christmas candle to take home, roast chestnuts and popcorn over an open fire, and partake of gingerbread and hot cider in the farmhouse kitchen. Explore the barns, visit the blacksmith and meet the farm animals.
Admission: $10 adult, $5 child/ Museum members $5/$3

 

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