November 16: An 1863 Thanksgiving

November 16: An 1863 Thanksgiving

November 16: An 1863 Thanksgiving

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Over the River and Through the Woods…

Listed in 10 Things Not to Miss in November by, our Thanksgiving event is a New England favorite!

Did you know…

It was our own New Hampshire native Sarah Josepha Hale, Editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, who persuaded President Lincoln to declare the fourth Thursday in November a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

We invite you and your family to come meet Sarah, hear her read excerpts from her letter to Abraham Lincoln, and enjoy a day of festive activities at the farm.

DATE: Saturday, November 16, 2024
TIME: 10:00 – 4:00

This living history event features role players in period dress and a beautifully set table in our Victorian parlor—just as it was in 1863—complete with such delectables as baked butternut squash with maple syrup and cinnamon glaze, oyster stuffing, homemade cornbread, ground cranberry orange sauce, mincemeat pie, squash pie, pumpkin pie, and more!

Thanksgiving event activities include:
  • Play parlor games and enjoy 19th century holiday music with Bob Kilham, the banjo player.
  • Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the fields.
  • Visit the Blacksmith Shoppe,
  • Cozy up to our outdoor hearth for a sip of mulled cider, or try your hand at roasting popcorn over the coals.
  • Stop by the kitchen to taste homemade cornbread and make homemade butter.
  • Luncheon items will be available for purchase.
  • Explore our 104-foot long barn filled with agricultural tools and artifacts. We have a Barn Scavenger Hunt as well, with prizes awarded for all who complete it!
  • Stop by our Country Store to purchase homemade jams, jellies, farm fresh eggs, cheese, hand crafted items, or a Farm Museum cookbook!


MEMBERS & Blue Star Families: FREE
: $12
Senior (65+): $8
Juvenile (4-17): $6
Children under 4: FREE
Family Pass (2 adults + kids or grandkids): $30

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Date And Time

November 16, 2024 @ 10:00 AM to
November 16, 2024 @ 04:00 PM

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