Chores have never been so much fun! Meet us at the farm every Wednesday to witness the 19th-century equivalent of a soak, rinse and spin cycle. Visitors can watch or assist with this day-long laundry process while learning time-tested cleaning tips from a costumed interpreter. This program is included with general admission to Island Farm.
Corn Husk Chair Bottom weaving with David Russell - During the week of May 24th, traditional craftsman David Russell will demonstrate how to weave seat bottoms using cornhusks on the front porch of the Etheridge homestead. For centuries, country folk created simple chairs with seats woven with corn husks. Today, these charming chairs and people ... Read more
Tour the Etheridge home, one of the oldest restored homes on the island. Your guide will peel back the layers of history and also share more recent knowledge of the restoration efforts to open the farm to the public. How did this family of eight live under one roof and go about their daily lives? ... Read more