Hands-on history with learning and fun for all ages! Family Days will be held at Heritage Farm,
which is located beside the Sargeant Museum at 214 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa,
with plenty of parking in front of the Louisa Arts Center.
These FREE programs follow an open-house setting from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Homesteading Friday, October 19th
Saturday, October 20th Life on the farm in the fall meant preparing for winter. Learn about harvest feasts, the origin and use of scarecrows, and the evolution of the tradition that we now know as Halloween. Activities include open hearth cooking, building a scarecrow for our garden, and participating in household chores including making a mattress.
Winter Traditions on the Frontier
Friday, November 16th
Saturday, November 17th
Winter on an 18th Century farm provided time for cozy family gatherings and holiday traditions by the fireplace. Learn about the various cultural influences and homemade gifts. Activities will include making paper ornaments, rag dolls, and open hearth cooking.