Week of Events
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.
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
Learn how early islanders turned sheep's wool into clothing with this hands-on lesson! Participating farm-goers will card and spin wool into personal bracelet keepsakes while learning about the farm’s sheep and fabric-making tools. Included with the price of admission to Island Farm.
Get creative with cotton crafting and learn to make your very own, mid-19th century rag doll on the back porch of the historicIsland 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.