Photo courtesy of Billings Farm &
Discover how Thanksgiving was observed in the late 19th century
in the 1890 Farm House at Billings Farm & Museum during the
long weekend, Nov. 23-25.
Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage,
will be open for Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Nov.
23 - 25 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Voted a Top 10 Winter Event by
the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the weekend will feature
traditional cooking in the farmhouse, pressing cider, horse-drawn
wagon rides, farm tours, and hands-on harvest and food preservation
activities and programs for every age.
You'll be welcomed to Frederick Billings' farmhouse, where farm
manager George Aitken and his family lived and worked in 1890.
Visit with costumed interpreters as they demonstrate preparing
traditional Thanksgiving fare in the kitchen. Relax in the
Victorian parlor and learn how our American Thanksgiving traditions
have evolved. Enjoy a cup of hot cider and a freshly baked treat
before touring the farm and boarding the wagon pulled by a team of
draft horses for a ride around the farm.
In the education room, participate in cooking down pumpkins and
apples for soup and applesauce. Help with the steps of gutting a
pumpkin, saving the seeds, and pureeing pumpkin and apples.
For more information, visit www.billingsfarm.org or call