Harvest Weekend

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:00am
Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:00am
Cost... 
Free with museum admission
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Enjoy the abundance of the New England landscape in this weekend celebration of the autumn harvest! Learn about Native American gardening and how local Native peoples prepared for the winter long ago. See examples of livestock raised in regional farms and find fresh food sources near you. Discover how flax is transformed into linen, and then try your hand at weaving on a tape loom. Make seasonal crafts for your hearth or front door. Taste local fruits and vegetables and quench your thirst with switchel – a refreshing tonic for farmers of old.

A schedule of the weekend's events:
Saturday, October 11:

  • 10am-4pm Craft activities – weaving linen in FLC, wheat braiding in Shaker garden
    Native American Longhouse – prepping for winter (corn grinding, harvesting corn, drying beans, etc)

  • 1-3pm Poultry care and keeping with Littleton 4-H

  • 1-4pm Flax to Linen demonstration


Sunday, October 12:

  • 10am-4pm Craft activities – weaving linen in FLC, wheat braiding in Shaker garden
    Native American Longhouse – prepping for winter (corn grinding, harvesting corn, drying beans, etc)

  • 12-4pm Poultry care and keeping with Lancaster 4-H
    Goat care and keeping with Lancaster 4-H
    Sheep care and keeping with Shirley 4-H
  • 1-4pm Flax to Linen demonstration


All Weekend:
Games – Atl Atl throwing, old fashioned sack races, graces
Refreshments – apple tastings, hot cider, switchel, and nokehick (Native American corn cakes)