New Hampshire Farm Museum Calendar of Events 2015
As of March 1st, calendar subject to change
603-652-7840/ email: info@farmmuseum.org.

April 17th Volunteer Training Begins Friday 10 am-12 noon
Meet at the Jones Farm Please call if you would like to volunteer as a museum docent and lead tours of the farmhouse or barns. Training will be held Fridays thru mid May Call: 603-652-7840

April 18th Volunteer Work Day & Pancake Breakfast Saturday 9:00 am – 12 noon

April 25th Earth Day Celebration on the Farm Saturday 10 am- 3 pm
The day will start at 10 am with an earth day hike with the folks from Moose Mountain Regional Greenways. We will be planting radishes and peas in our children’s garden with a local Master Gardener, and you can make paper pots and seed tapes to take home. Meet some composting worms and hear a story about them, visit farm animals, explore the barn, try the big yellow barn hunt, learn all about composting, walk on our trails & learn about trees, we will harvest spring herbs to make a spring soup and we will shear the sheep if the weather is good.
Admission: $5 adult/ $ 3 child ages 4—17 yrs members free.

May 9th Stonewall & Foundation Workshop w/ NH Preservation Alliance 10 am-2:30 pm
Does your house or barn have a stone foundation? Do you have problems with stones heaving, drainage issues and questions about repair techniques? Do you have historic stone walls? Join us at the NH Farm Museum in Milton with preservation contractor Ian Blackman, and stone mason Kevin Fife of Twin Elms Landscaping, as they discuss the stone restoration projects at the NH Farm Museum. Learn methods of supporting structures and common problems and solutions of dry stone foundations. If time permits, they will discuss sill repair and the preservation of the entrances to the tavern. There will be a 30 minute break for a bring your own lunch. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. After lunch Kevin Fife will give a hands-on workshop on a two faced stone wall and Ian Blackman will give a tour of the two barns at the museum and will be happy to discuss attendees barn or house preservation projects (please bring pictures). The museum has an extensive collection of old farm equipment and tools and we encourage people to stay through lunch to tour the barn and participate in the afternoon activities. The discussion of foundation restoration will occur in the morning session. Throughout the workshop, Ian and Kevin will discuss and demonstrate tools and methods for working with stone. The workshop is designed for enthusiasts with little to no previous experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of dry laid stone foundations and walls.
NH Farm Museum & Preservation Alliance Members $25/ Non-members $35/
To Register: Call NH Preservation Alliance (603)224-2281

May 16th Sheep herding Field Trials Saturday 10 am- 2:00 pm
Come watch the border collies vie for prizes as they herd flocks of sheep in the pasture and enjoy a spring day on the farm, explore the barns, visit with the farm animals and walk the trails. Meet the folks from New England Border Collie Rescue.
Admission $5 adult/ $3/ child/ members free

May 23rd Museum Opens Weekends only thru mid-June

May 30th Spring Farm Day 10 am- 3 pm & The Milton Market 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Celebrate Spring with a dance around the maypole and learn to make spring tonic. Historic farmhouse tours will focus on the World War 11 Era on the Jones Farm. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Kids can make a paper pot and plant a seed to take home and learn about Victory Gardens. Every one is invited to help plant seeds in the children’s garden.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 years/ members free.
The Milton Market is free and open to the public. Seedlings will be offered for sale.
This program is sponsored by Studley’s Gardens of Rochester.

June 20th New Hampshire Dairy Day Saturday 10 am- 4 pm
Barn tours, cows, goats, NH cheese tasting, butter making demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, haymaking and historic farm house tours. Free ice cream donated by Lone Oak Ice Cream served at 12 noon until it runs out.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs/ members free

June 27th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am- 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products and baked goods for sale.

June 28th NH Farm Museum Members Annual Meeting Sunday 5:00- 8:00 pm

July 2nd Stories on The Farm begins: A Fun Farm Story followed by related activity
Held every Tuesday in July & August at 10:15 in the Big Yellow Barn.
Best for children ages 3-10 yrs

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, 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 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, horse-drawn wagon rides, making butter and ice cream, blueberry pie eating contest for kids, sack races, hoop rolling, stories, games and on Sunday 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 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 25th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products and baked goods for sale.

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

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 historic farm house tours, ice cream making and more. Visit the quilt exhibit.
Admission $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs/ members free

August 29th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products 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, a kids 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 and baked goods for sale.

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. drawn wagon rides, 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 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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