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Historic Longstreet Farm Demonstrations
February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
One event on March 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on April 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on April 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on April 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm
One event on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm
One event on May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm
One event on May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Throughout the year, Longstreet Farm hosts weekend activities that allow visitors to experience life as it would have been during the 1890s. For info on any of these events, call 732-946-3758.
Stitches in Time
Saturday, February 20 from 12-2:30 p.m.
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult)
Join Longstreet Farm staff for an informal session on hand-sewing basics – learn five simple stitches for quick repairs, or bring a project with you to work on as we converse. You can borrow our sundries or bring your own. This is a great chance to try a new hobby or get started on those mending projects that have been lying around!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Saturday, March 13 from 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, April 17 from 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 15 from 1-3 p.m.
In the mid 19th century the accordion became a favorite of folk musicians. Enjoy the melodies during your visit.
Saturday, March 13 from 12-2 p.m.
It’s all about chickens as we discuss Longstreet’s fine-feathered flock. We’ll cover basic poultry needs such as feed, water, shelter and routine care, as well as general anatomy and egg production. This is a great source of information if you’re considering getting chickens of your own, or if you just want a little more knowledge about our winged residents.
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration
Saturday, March 20 from 12-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 22 from 12-3 p.m.
Take pleasure in observing the carpenter demonstrating his mastery of woodworking using an assortment of traditional carpentry hand tools.
Draft Animal (Plowing) Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, April 10 & 11 from 12-2 p.m.
Turning the soil is the first step in traditional field preparation. See the horses in action and learn how the plow functions. Visitors can also experience turning a farrow with the guidance of our farmers.
Saturday, May 8 from 1-3 p.m.
View the lost art of applying decorative designs with a needle and thread. Be inspired by the various stitches and embellishments to create a beautiful piece of clothing or decoration for the home.