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Advice from an Archivist
Our resident archivist offers advice for organizing and preserving your family photos.
Guess the Artifact
Let’s play what is it? See if you can guess what these cleaning tools are and how they were used. Then check your answers here.
Make your own toys Kids have always made their own toys. Learn about historic toys and make your own historic toy from materials you have at home.
Time Travel Tuesdays – Fried Pickles
Whats left in your pantry after the long winter? Download this delicious Fannie Farmer fried pickle recipe and watch Emery as she prepares this yummy treat. Hope this inspires some spring cleaning in your kitchen!
Washing Laundry By Hand : What was laundry like in the 1890s? Lynne, a Billings Farm interpreter shows us how the washing would have been done using a washboard and wringer.
What to do at Home in 1890? : It’s Time Travel Tuesday, so let’s find out from Christine what folks in the 1890’s did to pass the time at home.
All about Crazy Quilts : Christine explains what a crazy quilt is and shows an example from the collection at Billings farm & Museum.
Victory Gardens : Ever hear of a Victory Garden? Here in Woodstock, Billings Farm was the site of a Victory Garden to serve the community during WWII. Christine explains how individual gardeners could make a difference for the country during a difficult time. Want to learn more? Check out this great resource: https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/ipd/small/exhibits/show/victory-gardens/victory-garden-aids