Celebrate Thanksgiving Traditions at the Farm, Nov. 27-29
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT… Experience late fall at Billings Farm & Museum each Saturday and Sunday in November. Enjoy the scenic landscapes provided by the historic barns and pastures on the dairy farm. Explore what life on the farm was like in the 1890’s through the Farm Life Exhibits and learn about the families and history of Billings Farm in the Upon This Land Exhibit within the Visitor Center. Go deeper into Vermont’s place in conservation history with A Place in the Land, the Academy Award® – nominee film which chronicles the development of Billings Farm. History seekers will not be disappointed; while the 1890 Farm Manager’s house is not open to visitors at this time, guests are invited to view re-creations of both the Sitting and Dining Rooms within the Activity Barn. Meanwhile, families will find craft activities such as leaf rubbings using leaves from the Farm’s trees and can search for the pumpkins hidden within the Farm Life Exhibits.
Learn about late 19th century Thanksgiving traditions as the Farm & Museum celebrates Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday – Sunday, November 27 – 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Discover how Thanksgiving was observed at the Billings Farm in the 1890s. The event will feature the traditional farmhouse Thanksgiving table setting, holiday programs and activities. Find out the history of foods typically served on the Farm for this holiday. Share stories about your own family traditions on our “Sharing Wall.” See why we are thankful for the stewardship of this land and take a “Thankfulness Walk” around the farm. Families will also enjoy holiday-themed children’s stories in the Theater and the “Story Walk” along the pastures. Children can take home a seasonal “to-go” craft bag with instructions and materials to make a colorful ear of corn or a pumpkin out of beads.
The Farm & Museum is open weekends and vacation weeks November – February, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm or online anytime at billingsfarm.org/billings-farm-at-home/.
Note that as of July 1, the Billings Farm & Museum site is limited to a maximum capacity of 225 people at one time, per State of Vermont guidance, and face coverings must be worn by all guests over the age of 2 everywhere on the site, including the outdoors. For more about visiting Billings Farm safely, updates on our site capacity, and to learn which spaces are open, visit billingsfarm.org/safety/.
The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities and experiences to our visitors, whether here in Woodstock, Vermont or at home wherever you are through our online resources at Billings Farm at Home. Admission rates, hours, and a schedule of events and activities can be found by visiting billingsfarm.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM