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November 20, 2018

Celebrate Thanksgiving traditions at Billings Farm & Museum

Celebrate Thanksgiving traditions at Billings Farm & Museum

Nov. 23-25—WOODSTOCK— Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will be open for Thanksgiving weekend, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The weekend will feature traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, wagon rides, farm tours, introductions 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 American Thanksgiving traditions have evolved. Enjoy a cup of spiced cider before boarding the wagon 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 located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. Admission is $16 for adults; $14 for age 62 and over; $8 for children 5-15; $4 for children 3-4; free for age 2 and under.

For more information visit billingsfarm.org.

Photo courtesy BFM Staff

Period costumed staff at Billings Farm & Museum cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the farmhouse.

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