Winter on the Farm- Children’s Drop-Off Program
Tuesday, February 19 & Thursday, February 21
10-11:30am AND 2-3:30pm each day
RIVERHEAD, NY- During the traditional February winter break from school, Hallockville Museum Farm will be offering a series of drop-off programs for children aged 5-12.
Advance registration is required for each of the programs, with enrollment ongoing now. All activities will take place in historic buildings on the Hallockville Museum Farm campus, including visits to the 1765 Hallock Homestead, the Homestead Barn, and the Trubisz House, built in the 1800’s. Children will also meet Hallockville’s resident sheep Bermuda, Aruba and Jamaica.
On Tuesday, February 19, children aged 5-8 will experience winter farmlife on the North Fork by playing games from then and now, enjoy storytime with hot cocoa made on the wood stove, and also complete a craft project.
On Thursday, February 21, children aged 8-12 will learn about the animals and the science that farmers used in the wintertime. Visits to the sheep, the potato and root cellars and the barn to see farm tools from then and now will be included. The session will also finish off with hot cocoa.
“Winter on the Farm will teach children about historic farm life on the North Fork,” says Herb Strobel, Executive Director of Hallockville. “Children will have the opportunity to get out of the house, learn something new and have some fun on the farm during the break from school.”
There will be two sessions with limited space available for each day. Advance registration is required. Parents can enroll their children by calling 631-298-5292 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org/
Each session is $12 per child; $10 for Hallockville members; $10 for multi-sibling enrollments.
Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. More information is available at www.hallockville.com or by contacting us at 631-298-5292.
About Hallockville Museum Farm: Hallockville Museum Farm is a non-profit (501 (c)3) organization whose mission is to re-connect the community with its agricultural heritage. The 28-acre farm preserves 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Visitors can tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections; experience real farming in the museum’s fields; and meet Hallockville’s cows, sheep and chickens. The museum farm has educational programming for children and a summer camp; hosts festivals and craft fairs; and provides rental space for weddings and private parties. Partial support is provided by the County of Suffolk and the New York State Council on the Arts. Hallockville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a Riverhead Town landmark.