Please join us for Opening Day on Saturday, May 12 as we devote the day to 19th century fashion.
•1850s: Jones Farm
Additional Activities Offered on Opening Day:
•View antique hand bags and purses on display from the Susan Greene Collection
•Meet the farm animals down at the Pioneer Farmstead
•"Petticoat Tails" Tasting at Jones Farm - find out how this shortbread got its name!
•Try your hand at making a tin ornament at the Tinsmith Shop ($)
•See how villagers dyed brightly colored fabrics at the Humphrey House
•Visit the Dressmaker's Shop and speak with the master seamstress about fashion plates - pictoral descriptions of clothing from yesteryear
•Watch as the Dressmaker creates a sunbonnet from scratch
•Babies wore significantly different clothing than they do now - found out how infants were dressed at the Foster-Tufts house
•Ladies from the village will be gathered at Jones Farm for a community quilting bee - visit them and see the many sewing projects they are working on
•Play and frolic on the village square with an array of period games and toys