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Homeplace Tour

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Tour the Etheridge home, the oldest restored homes on Roanoke 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? Included with ... Read more

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Live Blacksmithing

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

See, hear, smell, and understand the role of the mid-19th century blacksmith on Roanoke Island. The Farm’s blacksmith will be forging all day, creating items needed around the farm, from nails and staples to trivets and cookhouse supplies. Participation is encouraged in the blacksmith shop! This program is included with general admission to Island Farm.

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Fishers & Farmers

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

In the 19th century, the occupation of “farmer” was often synonymous with, “fisherman” on Roanoke Island. Using the bounty of the earth and the sea, Islanders were able to thrive with little connection to surrounding areas. In this program, participants will learn about popular catches and ports in the 1800’s, and how a fisherman would ... Read more

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Live Blacksmithing

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

See, hear, smell, and understand the role of the mid-19th century blacksmith on Roanoke Island. The Farm’s blacksmith will be forging all day, creating items needed around the farm, from nails and staples to trivets and cookhouse supplies. Participation is encouraged in the blacksmith shop! This program is included with general admission to Island Farm.

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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.

Natural Dye Day

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Learn the steps of dyeing with natural materials at Island Farm! On November 17th, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., fiber artist Melissa Paulson will guide visitors through the process of preparing and dyeing wool over an open fire using materials gathered from Island Farm and the surrounding area. This program is included within the ... Read more

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Live Blacksmithing

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

See, hear, smell, and understand the role of the mid-19th century blacksmith on Roanoke Island. The Farm’s blacksmith will be forging all day, creating items needed around the farm, from nails and staples to trivets and cookhouse supplies. Participation is encouraged in the blacksmith shop! This program is included with general admission to Island Farm.

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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 on Tuesdays 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 Farm's banker ... Read more

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Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

In the mid-1800s 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 interpreters will teach you the process of making your very own corn husk doll for you to take ... Read more

Garden to Hearth

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

On Wednesday, November 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Island Farm will host its annual "Garden to Hearth" event to celebrate the fall season and the Thanksgiving holiday. Visitors will learn the various ways that Roanoke Island families prepared for the winter months in the 1850s. Join our interpreters as they cook over the ... Read more