Week of Events
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
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
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 ... Read more
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
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.