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History at Hallockville: Farm to Table Workshop

Hallockville Museum Farm, a 28-acre preserved farm homestead on the North Fork, is hosting a hands-on, farm-to-table workshop that will explore the role of food throughout the centuries on Long Island farms, and how those practices are relevant today. The workshop will include tours of Hallockville’s gardens, farm fields, barns, and other buildings; an introduction to its farm animals; and a demonstration of cooking with an authentic wood-burning stove. The workshop will culminate with a hands-on cooking activity.

 

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History at Hallockville – The Immigrant Experience Workshop

Hallockville Museum Farm, a 28-acre preserved farm homestead on Long Island’s North Fork, is hosting a Saturday morning workshop about The Immigrant Experience on the East End of Long Island. Local historians and retired history professors will lead a tour of the historic Cichanowicz and Trubisz houses at Hallockville and present an overview of immigration on Long Island, the Polish arrival in Riverhead, and discuss insights about the 1930 US Census for the area.

 

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History at Hallockville: Traditional Crafts

The Hallockville Museum Farm re-connects the community with its agricultural heritage. The 28-acre farm preserves nineteen historic houses, barns, and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz farmhouse. Participants tour the museum’s buildings, gardens, and collections; experience real farming in the museum’s fields, and meet Hallockville’s animals. Hallockville serves as an educational resource for all age groups to raise awareness of Long Island’s agricultural heritage.

Session 2 – Saturday, April 9, 2022: Traditional Crafts
Observe demonstrations by local artisans followed by a variety of hands-on activities. Participants will meet in Greenport at the Blacksmith shop to watch the note-worthy smithy engaging in his craft. Upon return to Hallockville Museum Farm there will be more artisans (quilters, weavers, and carvers) awaiting the group.

All sessions run from 9 am — 12 pm and are $50 per session for members; $65 for non-members. The classes are designed for Educators, Lifelong Learners & You!

Participating instructors include: Richard Wines (PhD), writer, historian, retired professor; Marie Fitzgerald (PhD) retired history professor; Susan Babkes retired HS history teacher and professor; Paul Hoffman museum curator; Tom Barry retired special education teacher and blacksmith; Connie Klos retired IT expert and award-winning quilter and needlework teacher; MaryAnne Huntington retired Suffolk Community College Academic Computing, Docent; Lois Leonard retired speech/language pathologist

Stirring Up History: Cornbeef & Cabbage

Did you ever wonder why cornbeef and cabbage is eaten to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day?

Come join historic cook, Diane Schwindt, in the Hallock Homestead kitchen for a unique cooking experience! Participants will not only learn the true history of how cornbeef and cabbage became synonymous with the holiday, but they will work in teams to create the meal itself using a cast iron wood burning stove and traditional recipes.

Members: $55  | Non-Members: $65

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Space is limited! Please wear comfortable clothes, aprons will be provide, and always leave room for dessert!

Winter Lecture Series: The Timeline of Food-Canceled

Hallockville Museum Farm presents, “Winter Lecture Series: Exploring Land, History and Traditions”.  This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission:  honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a presentation about their coffee philosophy and with samples.

March 22nd (1pm to 3pm): “The Timeline of Food” Presenter, Diane Schwindt – “Stirring up History” Historic Cook from the Ketcham Inn, Center Moriches

Join in as we explore a culinary journey through time. Learn about the evolution of the foods we eat. This presentation includes a visual timeline of cooking fuels, authentic cookware with an interactive component. You will never think of food in the same way – food is the fuel of life!

Reservations are requested. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling Hallockville Museum Farm at 631.298.5292 or online. Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets at the door may be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $15 each or two tickets for $25. Space is limited.

 

Winter Lecture Series: Don Fisher

Hallockville Museum Farm presents, “Winter Lecture Series: Exploring Land, History and Traditions”.  This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission:  honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a presentation about their coffee philosophy and with samples.

February 2nd (1pm to 3pm): “With a North Fork perspective, what reason the Long Island Rail Road?” Presenter, Don Fisher – President of the Railroad Museum of Long Island. 

We will explore the 19th Century reasons for creating the Long Island Rail Road, why it bisected our North Fork to terminate in Greenport.  We’ll enjoy some early “not in my back yard” stories from Riverhead and Southold Towns and see that over time, the railroad came to be accepted and benefit the inhabitants of the East End.

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Reservations are requested. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling Hallockville Museum Farm at 631.298.5292 or online. Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets at the door may be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $15 each or two tickets for $25. Space is limited.

Don Fischer Bio: In 1995, with twenty-three years of audio-visual and technical theater experience, Mr. Donald Fisher joined the all-volunteer Railroad Museum of Long Island to serve as an electrician and exhibit designer.  By 1998, Mr. Fisher had been appointed Assistant Site Manager for the Museum’s Greenport, Long Island property and a major rehabilitation of the exhibit hall was underway.  In 2001, an opening occurred on the museum’s Board of Trustees and Don was asked to fill that position, serving on the buildings and grounds committee and the events committee.  In 2007 he was appointed to the position of Vice President and became Co-chair of the Steam Locomotive #39 Restoration Committee.  Since October 2008, Don Fisher has served as President of the Railroad Museum of Long Island and continues to lead the restoration process on Locomotive #39. 

Guided Exploration of Hallockville and Beyond

Please join us for a guided walk around this historic farm and up to the trails of Hallock State Park, led by local historian Richard Wines and local birder Nancy Gilbert. With a focus on the beginnings of Hallock Farm, through the Defense of the Eagle, to today’s recently opened Hallock State Park, there’s much to learn. Along the way, hear of the successful, cooperative effort that resulted in the conservation of this 525-acre landscape. We’ll explore the geology, flora and fauna of the site and look for birds of prey and late migrants along the way.

Bring your birding scope or binoculars, and wear sturdy shoes.

Program is co-sponsored by Peconic Land Trust & Hallockville Museum FarmRain cancels

To register please contact the Peconic Land Trust at: 631-283-3195 or events@peconiclandtrust.org

A FAMILY’S ATTIC EXHIBIT OPENING DAY

A Family’s Attic: Treasures Saved by Six Generations of Women 

Most of the items in this exhibit have little or no monetary worth, but were carefully cherished and saved for their sentimental value across six generations of Sound Avenue women.

The first generation was born in the late 1700s.
The fifth generation took everything to Michigan.
The sixth generation donated the items to Hallockville.

These artifacts represent the warp and woof of farm life in the Sound Avenue community

over the past two centuries.

Opening Reception Friday, July 19th at 5:00PM

Exhibit will be open on Saturdays 12:00-3:00PM through December 22.

National Quilting Day 2019

Hallockville Museum Farm & Suffolk County Historical Society are excited to sponsor 2019 National Quilting Day. Join us for a presentation and demonstration of this year’s theme, Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life. National Quilting Day is observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in March and celebrates this traditional craft and art form along with recognizing quilt makers and the love and skill that goes into the making of quilts.

 

Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life”  Presenter: Susan Jerome

Nearly all families have a treasured quilt, wedding dress or other precious textile heirloom. But are these treasures being properly handled and stored? There are so many questions to consider: should an old quilt be washed? What about dry cleaning? What’s the best way to store a wedding dress? Can all the spots come out of the tablecloth or should you just live with them? And when should you call in the professional?

Susan Jerome is an expert in textile history and storage practices. Ms. Jerome will discuss how to evaluate old fabrics and appropriate ways to preserve these often fragile textiles. Her presentation will be followed by a “bed-turning” demonstration, where she will feature quilts from her own collection to demonstrate simple preservation techniques that everyone can use to preserve their own family treasures.

Tickets

$25 General Public | $20 Hallockville or SCHS Members

Seats are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Hallockville at 631.298.5292 or SCHS at 631.727.2881

Coffee & a Good Book: Murder on Long Island

Join us on February 10, 24 and March 10, Hallockville Museum Farm presents, “Coffee and a Good Book Winter Lecture Series: Exploring Land, History and Traditions”.  This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission:  honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a presentation about their coffee philosophy and with samples.

March 10 (1pm to 3pm): Murder on Long Island: A 19th Century Tale of Tragedy & Revenge. Presenter, Amy Folk 

In the mid-nineteenth century, James Wickham was a wealthy farmer with a large estate in Cutchogue, Long Island. His extensive property included a mansion and eighty acres of farmland that were maintained by a staff of servants. In 1854, Wickham got into an argument with one of his workers, Nicholas Behan, after Behan harassed another employee who refused to marry him. Several days after Behan’s dismissal, he crept back into the house in the dead of night. With an axe, he butchered Wickham and his wife, Frances, and fled to a nearby swamp. Behan was captured, tried, convicted and, on December 15, became one of the last people to be hanged in Suffolk County. Local historians, Amy Folk, will uncover this gruesome story of revenge and murder.

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Reservations are requested. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling Hallockville Museum Farm at 631.298.5292 or online. Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets at the door may be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $15 each or two tickets for $25. Space is limited.