Hallockville Museum Farm: Fall Happenings / thru December 9

Autumn Days on the Farm!

Fall is a special time on the North Fork. The air turns crisp and sweet and nature seems to burst forth in full strength one last time before winter returns. Fields are harvested and friends and family gather to celebrate traditions.  This season we invite you to gather at Hallockville. We are offering classes that celebrate the blending of traditional crafts with the modern hand-maker movement. We also honor this beautiful time in the natural world and invite you to explore it with us on one of our hikes. To cap it all off we finish off the season with a classic North Fork tradition, our Country Parlor Show! See you on the Farm.
Photo by Linda Burke

Fall Farm Tours &

Gift Shop Hours

Guided Hallockville Homestead Tours:Saturdays and Sundays 12pm to 4pm
Self-Guided Walking Tours (Grounds ONLY):Mondays through Fridays 10:00am to 4:00pm
Our Gift Shop is Open Fridays through Sundays 12pm to 4pm
For More Information About Tours and Open Hours at Hallockville Click Here

Hike at Hallock State Park Preserve:

Celebrate National Public Lands Day!

September 30 | 10am to 12pm

Naturalist John Turner and local guide Richard Wines will lead you to point out migrating birds, animal tracks, woodland flora and more. You will also hear about the conservation of the parkland and adjacent farm fields – over 529 acres in total. This newly completed trail system is the perfect place to celebrate National Public Lands Day!  This event is co-sponsored by Peconic Land Trust.

$8 parking fee at State Park, OR park at Hallockville (Free) and hike into park.
All ages welcome, rain cancels.

Felted Soap

October 7 | 11am to 1pm

Explore the possibilities of wet felting when you wrap bars of milk and honey shea butter soap with extra fine merino wool and silk.  As wool shrinks and felts around the soap, it turns into an all natural built-in washcloth. Merino wool is organically anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so your soap will stay fresh and last three-times longer!

$45 Members | $65 Non-members 
$10 material fee to be paid at time of class
Or call 631.298.5292

Log Cabin in the Woods

Quilted Ornament

October 14 | 10am to 1pm
Learn this traditional quilting technique (by hand or machine-your choice) and make a tree ornament. This is a traditional foundation pieced workshop, in the log cabin style. It’s a great to use up scraps, hand sew in your recliner, to use in quilts, table runners, placemats, ornaments, you name it!
Bring scissors and basic sewing supplies (and Christmas fabric scraps in white, off white, gold, red and green to share also!) And your sewing machine with neutral thread. Foundation provided and some fabrics will be available.$35 Members | $45 Non-Members

Harvest Themed

Block Prints

October 19 | 7pm to 9:30pm

Join us in creating fun harvest themed block prints on fabric. No experience necessary. Block printmaking methods have been used for centuries to create images for illustrations, fine arts and textile designs. During the 18th century artisans were inspired by textiles that came from the Far East. They learned to use intricate block prints to create beautiful fabrics. In this workshop we will explore simple techniques used to cut linoleum blocks and print them on tote bags.

$45 Members | $55 Non-members

Nantucket Style Basket


October 21 | 10am to 4:30pm
Deck your autumn table in style after you learn to weave this Nantucket-style basket. It features a 9″ oak round base. Natural and dyed spokes   evoke crisp fall air tinged with wood-smoke and are woven with fall inspired colors on the sides and your finished basket will feature a bowl with a sturdy rim.

$85 Members | $105 Non-members

Shibori Scarf Dying with Vivien Pollack

October 28 | 10am to 12:00pm
Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dying fabric by folding, stitching, twisting or securing it before dying to produce patterns. We will explore different folds and ways to produce lovely designs. When the class is over you will have your own custom scarf. Wear old clothes or bring an apron and bring protective gloves. Dyes, silk, 11inch by 60 inch scarf, string and rubber bands will be provided.

$75 Members | $85 Non-members

Nuno Felted Autumn Shawl

November 3 | 6:30am to 9:30pm
Learn the techniques of Nuno felting. (“Nuno” is Japanese for “Fabric”).  This technique was developed in the early 90s and combines raw wool with a loose or open weave material in order to create a light weight fabric. Students will create a beautiful shawl out of organic cotton. Students will email instructor in advance to their desired palette ahead of time.

$65 Members | $75 Non-members

Wool Polish Folk Art Ornament

November 11 | 10am to 1pm

Learn simple embroidery stitches to make a polish folk art ornament. No prior embroidery experience required. Ornament is constructed of either white or red wool, with contrasting embroidery thread. Bring small and larger scissors, and your basic sewing kit including any embroidery needles you have, a thimble if you use one, pins. Embroidery thread and wool will be provided.

$35 Members | $45 Non-members

Guided Autumn Bird Walk

November 18 | 9am to 12pm

Mary Laura Lamont, local naturalist and birding expert, will lead the search for through the woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park Preserve. Bring binoculars, appropriate apparel, and sturdy footwear.

$5 Members | $7 Non-members
Please Call 631.298.5292 to register

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

November 18 | 9am to 12pm
Thanksgiving celebrates the bounty of the land and is also a chance to gather around a table with loved ones. Learn how to create your own natural  Long Island Pumpkin centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.  Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring cuttings from your own garden.

$25 Members | $35 Non-members

Christmas Cow Basket

December 9 | 10am to 4pm
Thanksgiving celebrates the bounty of the land and is also a chance to gather around a table with loved ones. Learn how to create your own natural  Long Island Pumpkin centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.  Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring cuttings from your own garden.

$85 Members | $105 Non-members
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Hallockville offers each year a robust set of activities including classes, events, and other programming related to our mission of connecting the community with our shared agricultural and rural heritage.

But we can only do this important work with the support of members like you!  The fact is that the Museum Farm relies on the generosity of members and so your continued interest in Hallockville is essentialand appreciated.

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