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Winter 2015

 

Coggeshall Farm Museum: Winter Hours 
Open to the public Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm.

Weekday Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12 and seniors. Members and children under age 3 are free.

Weekend Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12 and seniors. Members and children under age 3 are free.

Our costumed historians will be doing winter farm chores, both inside the farmhouse and around the property. Bundle up, wear sturdy shoes, and join us on the farm for a hands-on experience. Learn about Rhode Island's agrarian past and the methods used by tenant farmers in the 1790s.

February Events and Workshops

Tuesday Stroll
Feb. 3, 10 - 11 am
Join Executive Director Cindy Elder for a stroll around Coggeshall Farm and share your ideas for how we can serve the community. Free to members, regular admission for non-members. No registration required.

Farmhouse Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 5, 10 - 11 am
Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. Ages 2-7. Free to members, regular admission for non-members. No registration required.

Coggeshall Kids Workshop: Candlemaking
Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 am - noon
Learn how to make candles from scratch using authentic 18th-century style molds and the dipping method. You'll go home with one full-size molded candle and a dipped candle just the right size for a birthday cake! Ages 8-12. $25 for members, $35 for non-members, advance registration required, limit 8 per workshop. Email c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org to register.

Coggeshall Kids Workshop: Jonnycake Masters
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 10 am - noon
Discover New England's most iconic food and learn the many ways they can be cooked over the hearth. You'd be surprised by how much controversy swirls around the Jonnycake! Ages 8-12. $25 for members, $35 for non-members, advance registration required, limit 8 per workshop. Email c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org to register.

Coggeshall Kids Workshop: Animal Grooming
Thursday, Feb. 19, 10 am - noon
Get up close and personal with our farm animals and learn the basics of animal grooming for our livestock, and find out about the important roles played by children on a 1790s farm. Ages 8-12. Wear sturdy clothes and shoes, and expect to get dirty! $25 for members, $35 for non-members, advance registration required, limit 8 per workshop. Email c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org to register.

Home & Hearth Workshop: Hearth Cooking with Maple
Saturday, Feb. 21, 1-3 pm
Make your own maple fudge and other treats over the hearth using Coggeshall Farm's own maple syrup. Adults only. $40 for members, $50 for non-members, advance registration required, limit 10 per workshop. Email c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org to register.

SPECIAL EVENT: Maple Sugaring in the 18th Century
Sunday, Feb. 22, Noon -3 pm
Learn how New England farmers tapped and harvested maple sap to produce maple syrup and sugar in the 1790s. $15 for adult members, $10/children/senior members, $20 for adult non-members, $15 for children/senior non-members, advance registration requested. Email c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org to register.

Home & Hearth Workshop: Lip Balms and Herbal Remedies
Saturday, Feb. 28, 1-3 pm
Learn how to make all-natural lip balms, salves and herbal remedies over the heart, just as they were made in the 1790s. Adults only. $40 for members, $50 for non-members, advance registration required, limit 10 per workshop. Email c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org to register.


 

 

 

 

 

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