Ever wonder how food was kept cold in 1800s? Ice was cut from ponds and lakes in the winter and kept in ice houses. Learn how harvesting ice was done here at Billings Farm and the tools that were used for cutting the ice.
All About Soap
Soap! Can’t get much cleaned without a little, or maybe a lot, of elbow grease and soap. Take a look at these 19th and 20th century soap brands from our Billings Farm & Museum collection.
Matin and Her Calf
Let’s look back at one of Frederick Billings’ prized cows.
From the Collections Corner – Wagons
Check out a few of the wagons here at Billings Farm and see how they were used.
The Sheep Boom in Vermont
Two hundred years ago sheep farming was a very prosperous industry. But all that changed. Find out why happened that brought on the decline of sheep in Vermont.