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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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Visit With a Banker Pony

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Island Farm is lucky enough to have two Corolla wild horses living on-site. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 11 a.m. to pet a Corolla wild horse up-close, and to learn more about these incredible “banker ponies” and how they fit into early life on the Outer Banks. Rainbow, one of the ... Read more

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Homespun Fun

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

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.

Corn Husks in the Courtyard

Dare County Arts Council 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC

Dare County Arts Council and Island Farm are teaming up to provide a truly unique courtyard demonstration. On Thursday, May 26th from 11 am - 2 pm, David Russell will be demonstrating how to weave a chair seat bottom using corn husks, an almost lost craft that was practiced in the area for many generations. ... Read more

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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 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.

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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

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Gardening with Gabe

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Every Tuesday from 9-11 a.m., visitors can tour Island Farm’s gardens and ask Farmer Gabe questions about all things agriculture. The farm’s gardens are cultivated by hand, using mostly 19th century crops and practices. Gabe will field questions, show techniques and educate visitors about sustainable farming practices.

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Visit With a Banker Pony

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Island Farm is lucky enough to have two Corolla wild horses living on-site. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 11 a.m. to pet a Corolla wild horse up-close, and to learn more about these incredible “banker ponies” and how they fit into early life on the Outer Banks. Rainbow, one of the ... Read more