Billings Farm & Museum in September

28 Aug
27th Annual Quilt Exhibition
Daily, through Sunday, Sept. 22
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This juried exhibition of colorful quilts made by quilters living in Windsor County, Vermont, celebrates 27 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations and programs; activities for children and adults. {Click for more Quilt Exhibition info}

Labor & Leisure Day
Sunday, September 1
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Work and fun on the farm!  Wagon rides, building a split rail fence, ice cream making, and laundry – using a washboard and wringer – and more. {Click for more Labor & Leisure Day info}

          

Programs for Preschoolers
Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 
Each program features a story, special visit to the farm, hands-on activity, and a healthy snack.  Fee and preregistration required.  {Click for more Programs for Preschoolers info}
         
Traditional Craft Saturdays
Saturday, September 7, 14, 21, & 28
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please see sidebar for information.   
 
Wagon Ride Wednesdays
Each Wednesday, through Sept. 25
Horse-drawn wagon rides offered from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., plus daily programs and activities. {Click for more Wagon Ride Wednesday info}

Smithsonian Magazine’s
National Museum Day Live!  
Saturday, Sept. 28
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free admission for Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors to Smithsonian.com.  {Click for more National Museum Day info}

Foodways Fridays
Each Friday, through Oct. 18
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Discover how we use the seasonal vegetables and herbs grown in our heirloom garden in historic recipes. {Click for more Foodways Friday info}

Traditional Craft Saturdays

Explore a series of Vermont crafts – their history, process, and uses – through informal learning and discovery.  A different craft will be featured each week.

Saturday, September 7

Woodworking with Ross Morgan from Craftsbury, VT.  Ross will demonstrate the steps and techniques involved in working with a large piece of wood while cutting, filing, steaming, drying, and shaping it into axe handles, split shingles, and a snath (the curved handle of a scythe).
     Saturday, September 14
Rug Braiding with Delsie Hoyt, West Fairlee, VT.  Delsie will encourage visitors to try their hand braiding rugs, as she demonstrates her considerable skills.  A sampling of Delsie’s rugs (like “Moon Dog,” shown below) also will be on display.
 

Saturday, September 21

Natural Wool Dyeing with Kristin Husher, Williston, VT.  Discover the process required for dyeing wool with natural materials.  Kristin will demonstrate scouring and dyeing wool shorn from one of the farm’s Southdown ewes.
 
             Saturday, September 28 Tinsmithing with John Peterson, Otter Creek Tinware, Brandon, VT.  John will demonstrate making both functional and decorative tinware, focusing on the late 19th century, when numerous household utensils, storage containers, and lighting devises were made of tin.
   
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