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Spring 2015

 

Coggeshall Farm Museum: Hours 
Open to the public Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. 

Address: 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809. Google Map this location.

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.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

For more information or to register for any event at Coggeshall Farm Museum, email or call 401-253-9062.

Tuesday Stroll
Tuesdays, 10 - 11 am
Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members, regular admission for non-members. No registration required.

Farmhouse Storytime
Wednesdays, 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. BYOP – Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members, regular admission for non-members. No registration required.

Coggeshall Adults Workshop: Hearthcooking Soups
Sunday, April 12, 1 pm – 4 pm
Learn the art of hearthcooking as you prepare hearty soups from all natural ingredients over an open fire. Ages 14 and up. $35 for members, $45 for non-members, advance registration required.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm
Friday, April 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Pack a picnic dinner and gather up your family for an evening of sea songs and true shanties around the campfire. Bring your singing voices and discover the beauty of Coggeshall Farm Museum at dusk. $5/person. Free to members. Tickets at door.

Coggeshall Adults Workshop: Hearthcooking Desserts
Sunday, April 19, 1 pm – 4 pm
Discover how you can prepare a delicious 18th-century dessert over an open fire. Ages 14 and up. $35 for members, $45 for non-members, advance registration required.

Coggeshall Kids Workshop: Candle Makers
Tuesday, April 21, 10 am - noon
Learn how to make dipped candles from scratch using 18th century methods. Ages 8-12. $25 for members, $35 for non-members, advance registration required.

Coggeshall Teens Workshop: Lip Balms and Herbal Remedies
Friday, April 24, 10 am - noon
Learn how to make all-natural lip balms, salves and herbal remedies over the hearth, just as they were made in the 18th century. Ages 13-18. $25 for members, $35 for non-members, advance registration required.

Coggeshall Kids Workshop: Pastimes and Pleasures
Friday, April 24, 10 am - noon
Find out how 18th century children spent their leisure time. Games of skill and chance, singing and fun with Captain Duckett. Ages 8 -12. $25 for members; $35 for non-members; advance registration required.

Coggeshall Kids Workshop: Sewing Circle
Saturday, April 25, 10 am - noon
Learn simple 18th-century hand stitching techniques and start your own take-home project, like an apron or handkerchief you can wear to future events at Coggeshall. Ages 8-12. $25 for members, $35 for non-members, advance registration required.

Wake Up with the Barnyard
Saturdays, beginning May 2, 9 am - 10:30 am
Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late 18th century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Regular weekend admission; free to members.

Register for Workshop

Special Event!

Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival
Saturday, May 16, 9 am – 4 pm
Join skilled artisans, crafters and vendors specializing in wool and natural fibers for a regional festival featuring live demonstrations of fiber arts and sheep shearing, the “sit and knit” tent, kids’ crafts and games, acoustic music and local handcrafted foods. Advance Tickets: $10/adults, $7 for children (3 and under free), $7 for seniors. Purchase tickets online. Day-of Tickets will also be available for an additional $3/ticket.

Harvest Fair
Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13
Bring the whole family for a day of old-fashioned fun, with 18th century games, crafts, dancing, music, jonnycakes and local handcrafted foods. For information on becoming a vendor, contact Cindy Elder at c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org.


 

 

 

 

 

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