from the Beginning
New Jersey Museum of Agriculture
The Museum houses an extensive collection of agricultural, scientific and household tools that spans 350 years of New Jersey's history.
Throughout the year, the Museum sponsors educational events such as Maple Sugar Day, "The Eggs & I," Wild New Jersey, "A is for Apple," Bountiful Harvest Fest and Family Festival of Lights. For a complete calendar, call (732) 249-2077 or visit them on the web at http://www.agriculturemuseum.org.
Howell Living History Farm
Located in Mercer County, Howell Farm reflects farming practices circa 1900 and welcomes school groups and parents with young children.. Programs include sheep sheering, maple sugaring, potato planting, hayrides and haying and monthly "County Art Workshops." Other workshops include blacksmithing, growing seedlings, paper-making, quilting and more.
Call (609) 737-3299 to learn more about this exciting agricultural experience.
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Fosterfields is a 200-acre working farm which replicates daily activities of the farming and domestic life from the 1880s through the turn of the century. Events include baby farm animal weekend, haying demonstrations, threshing, sheep dog trials, cider pressing and corn husking.
For more information about the farm, call (973)326-7645.
Historic Cold Spring Village
This 1800s open-air living history museum has incorporated agricultural themes into their calendar of events. For a list of upcoming events, call (609) 898-2300.
Longstreet Living History Farm
Rural Monmouth County in the 1890s has been recreated at Longstreet Farm where costumed interpreters plow, plant, cook and clean just as was done 100 years ago.
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