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Visitors invited to celebrate a late 19th-century Thanksgiving at Billings Farm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 25-27—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will be open for Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 25-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The weekend will feature traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, Introduction to Milking and Milking the Herd programs and hands-on food preparation and preservation activities.
Visitors will be welcomed to Frederick Billings’ farmhouse, where farm manager George Aitken and his family lived and worked from 1890 to 1910. 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 spiced cider before boarding the wagon pulled by a team of draft horses for a ride around the farm.
In the education room, hands-on activities for all ages include making the perfect piecrust and peeling apples for drying.
The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. It is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. For more info, call call 802-457-2355 or visit


Photo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
Young visitors lend a hand in the kitchen at Billings Farm & Museum, making dough from scratch. 

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