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Schools Need Reservations Now for Garfield Farm Museum’s Student Harvest Days October 3th

CAMPTON HILLS- Garfield Farm Museum is currently taking reservations from school groups for its annual Student Harvest Days event on Friday, October 3th from 9am-1:30pm.

During this event, children will have the opportunity to connect with their rural heritage through period demonstrations of common farm activities, such as candle dipping, flailing wheat, shocking and shelling corn, and making apple cider. Harvest Days provides children and adults an opportunity to learn about the realities of our rural heritage. The historic demonstrations of 1840s household and farm skills remind us of the incredible amount of effort it took to survive in a non-mechanized world. They also stimulate young minds to be creative in problem solving.

Their imaginations are even catered to by the words and tall tales of Reid Miller, Teller of Tall Tales, whose traditional yarns and songs fit the historic setting of Garfield Farm. Tours of the 1846 brick inn illustrate typical farm and tavern life. Tours of the museum’s prairie reconnect visitors to nature and its resilience, as the last prairie flowers bloom and go to seed.

Reservations are required for Student Harvest Days and can be made by contacting the museum at (630) 584-8485 or email Students are $5 each and chaperones are $4 each. Space is limited.

On Sunday, October 5th, the museum will hold its annual Harvest Days event for the general public from 11:30am-4pm, $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Organized youth groups on Sunday are $5 under 13 years of age. Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Rt.38 on Garfield Road.