Week of Events
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
What's the only endemic caffeinated plant in the United States that grows prolifically in the harsh Outer Banks environment? You guessed it – yaupon. Popularized by Native Americans, yaupon is a black tea that became popular during the Civil War when ports were blockaded and the transport of English tea was impossible. “One lot of ... 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.
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