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Corn Husk Chair Bottom Weaving with David Russell

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

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

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Rag Doll Crafting

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Get creative with cotton crafting and learn to make your very own, mid-19th century rag doll on the back porch of the historic Island Farm homeplace. Historic interpreters will guide all ages through historic doll-making; all created dolls are for visitors to keep. This program is included with the price of admission to Island Farm.

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Folk Medicine

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

How did early Outer Bankers on Roanoke Island handle headaches, scrapes, and other ailments without today’s medicines? Learn what herbal remedies were used in the mid-19th century on the island during this program, included with the cost of admission to Island Farm.

Compost Friday

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Farm Steward Gabe Maready will show visitors the ins and outs of composting. Basic information will be covered in addition to information specific to animal and plant compost. The cost of this event is included in the general admission fee, $10 per person over 3 years of age, with ages 3 and under free. This ... Read more