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
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
Gather at Island Farm on Wednesday, June 14 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to be a part of all aspects of the harvest and cooking of a quintessential staple crop: the Irish potato! Visitors will join historic interpreters to dig potatoes from the Farm's gardens, and if gardening isn't your bag - run to ... 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