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Event Series Wash Day

Wash Day

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

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.

Event Series The Braided Rag Rug Project

The Braided Rag Rug Project

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

Join Island Farm historic interpreters in making a traditional braided rug out of scrap fabric, or “rags”. Popularized in the early American colonies, and still prevalent in home magazines today, this simple rug is the perfect group activity. Staff will guide visitors through the process of creating this thrifty and ingenious item while providing historical ... Read more

Event Series Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

In the mid-1800’s Roanoke Island children still had dolls and toys like we do today - they just looked a little different. Join us at the Farm, on the back porch of the historic homeplace and our historic interpreters will teach the process of making a corn husk doll. This is a hands-on program and ... Read more

Event Series Coffee in the 19th Century

Coffee in the 19th Century

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

In the Antebellum era, coffee’s popularity was on the rise. On small subsistence farms like the Etheridge farm, coffee was likely purchased as green, unroasted beans that could be roasted as needed and stored green for nearly two years! This program takes a hands-on approach and shows the entire coffee preparation process of the mid-19th ... Read more

Event Series The Braided Rag Rug Project

The Braided Rag Rug Project

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

Join Island Farm historic interpreters in making a traditional braided rug out of scrap fabric, or “rags”. Popularized in the early American colonies, and still prevalent in home magazines today, this simple rug is the perfect group activity. Staff will guide visitors through the process of creating this thrifty and ingenious item while providing historical ... Read more

Event Series Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

In the mid-1800’s Roanoke Island children still had dolls and toys like we do today - they just looked a little different. Join us at the Farm, on the back porch of the historic homeplace and our historic interpreters will teach the process of making a corn husk doll. This is a hands-on program and ... Read more

Event Series Coffee in the 19th Century

Coffee in the 19th Century

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

In the Antebellum era, coffee’s popularity was on the rise. On small subsistence farms like the Etheridge farm, coffee was likely purchased as green, unroasted beans that could be roasted as needed and stored green for nearly two years! This program takes a hands-on approach and shows the entire coffee preparation process of the mid-19th ... Read more

Event Series Wash Day

Wash Day

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

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.

Event Series The Braided Rag Rug Project

The Braided Rag Rug Project

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

Join Island Farm historic interpreters in making a traditional braided rug out of scrap fabric, or “rags”. Popularized in the early American colonies, and still prevalent in home magazines today, this simple rug is the perfect group activity. Staff will guide visitors through the process of creating this thrifty and ingenious item while providing historical ... Read more

Event Series Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo, United States

In the mid-1800’s Roanoke Island children still had dolls and toys like we do today - they just looked a little different. Join us at the Farm, on the back porch of the historic homeplace and our historic interpreters will teach the process of making a corn husk doll. This is a hands-on program and ... Read more