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Forest Home Farms Historic Park is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Saturdays feature free family activities from 11am to 2pm. Take a tour of the restored Victorian Glass House Museum on Saturday at 1pm for a fee of $5 per person payable by credit card only. Children ages 3 and under are free.

SATURDAY FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS - 11am To 2pm

May 19 - International Museum Day and Old Barn Grand Opening
You’re invited to a free open house in celebration of International Museum Day and the grand re-opening of the oldest barn at the site. Walk through the new visitor gallery and see what the barn might have looked like when it was raised in 1851. Make your own barn craft to take home. Walk through the Glass House museum for free at your own pace, and try your hand at some Victorian era games.

May 26 - CLOSED

June 2- Leather Crafting
Create your own memorable project while learning the ancient art of leather working.

June 9 – Quilting
Come and learn about the history of quilting and create your own paper quilt square

June 16- Make Your Own Music
Listen to some old time music and make
your own instrument to take home.

June 23- Keep Moooving!
Learn about the importance of cows on the farm, practice your milking skills and make some butter to taste.

June 30- Victorian Lawn Games
Come learn a few outdoor lawn games that Victorian’s enjoyed and make your own refreshing cup of lemonade.

July 7- Sunprints
Sunprinting is based on the cyanotype process, which has been used by artists since the 19th century. Collect objects from around the farm to make your own unique print to take home.

July 14- Old Fashioned Ice Cream Making
What goes into making a cool, tasty summertime treat like ice cream? Come learn how simple it is and help turn the crank to make homemade ice cream and then sample this treat.

July 21- Learn The Ropes
Make rope the old fashioned way with our replica antique machine and use it to create some fun and useful knots.

July 28- Ah Shucks!
Come see the rainbow of colors of Indian corn. Learn how to shuck corn, using the hand and mechanical shucking equipment. Then make a fun craft with the corn kernels.

August 4- Laundry the Old-Fashioned Way
The tubs will be filled and you will be up to your elbows in water as you wash, rinse, wring and hang each piece of laundry up to dry. You’ll soon see why families once set aside an entire day for this chore.

August 11- Through The Garden Gate
Visit the organic garden, taste some summer produce and plant a potted flower to take home.

August 18- Back to School
Its time to head back to school! Learn what a school day was like in the early 1900’s and practice your penmanship with pen and ink.

August 25- Up Close with Animals
Come meet and learn about a variety of animals that would have been common to find on a farm. You will have a chance to meet them up close and pet them.
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