Schools Need Reservations Now for
Garfield Farm Museum’s Student Harvest Days October 4th
CAMPTON HILLS—Garfield Farm Museum is currently taking reservations from
school groups for its annual Student Harvest Days event on Friday, October
4th from 9 am-1:30 pm. 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 1840’s 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are $5 each and chaperones are $4 each.
Space is limited.
On Sunday, October 6th, 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 $4 under 13 years of age. Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west
of Geneva, IL off ILL Rt.38 on Garfield Road.
For more information about Garfield Farm send an e-mail message to: email@example.com
or call 630/584-8485.