Hallockville Museum Farm: Late Spring / Early Summer Happenings

North Fork Rural Farm Life…

is something we all can connect with this summer! You’ll discover hints of the past whether you’re out on the Sound or fishing in the bay, picking up fresh produce at a farm stand, turning rich earth in your garden, hiking in the woods or gazing at the bucolic beauty of our rolling farm fields.
At Hallockville Museum Farm we encourage you to deepen your exploration of rural history by taking a tour of our historic homestead, learning a skill at one of our workshops or by simply walking the Museum’s grounds to imagine what life was like over 250 years ago.
See you on the Farm!
We’re OPEN for Tours!
May 26th through October 26
Saturdays 11am to 3pm
(All other days are 12pm to 4pm for SELF-GUIDED walking tours of the grounds only — no interiors)
Hallock Homestead Tour:
Discover the fascinating history of the Hallock family as your tour their home, barn and out buildings. Discover what life was like on the farm in the late 1800s & early 1900s. Click Here for a full Hallockville History.
Cichanowicz Farmhouse Tour:
Travel back in time to 1930s, depression era, and explore what life was like for local farmers by exploring the Cichanowicz (Polish immigrants) farmhouse.
May 27 | 10am to 12pm
Life on the Farmstead:
Meet the Oxen
Meet the oxen – basic terminology, care, and handling!
Come spend a morning with our resident ox team, Eddie & Dylan. In this class, you will learn exactly what is an ox, anyway? We will also cover current uses of oxen in the US and around the world, as well as behavior, care & feeding. We will then spend the rest of the time grooming our oxen and getting comfortable working around large animals. If there is interest, we will do a driving demonstration at the end.
This class is great for adults and kids 10 and over who want a relaxed paced workshop getting comfortable with the oxen.
June 9 | 10am to 2pm
Yarn By YOU! Learning to Dye Your Own Skein
Create your own custom skein of yarn, the rainbow is your limit! Fiber artist and expert dyer, Adele from Looliemom Fiber Arts, will guide you through multiple dying techniques including speckles and stripes. Your finished yarn will be uniquely YOU! Tuition includes your own skein of superwash fingering weight yarn, dyes, and all other materials. Please wear old clothes and shoes to work in.
June 8 | 1pm to 3pm
Annual Spring Tea
Please join us for our Annual Spring tea on a lovely spring afternoon filled with delicious sweets, savories & good company! Don’t miss our beautifully handcrafted auction items- and be sure to wear your favorite spring hat!
***Please Note*** Tickets are almost sold out! To find out if there are tickets open, please call us at 631.298.5292
June 14, 21 & July 12 | 6pm to 9pm
Bead Weaving on a Loom
Join us for this 3 part series, Bead Weaving on a Loom! You will learn to set up and warp your very own bead loom as well as learn the basics of loom weaving and will produce a weaving that can then be made into a piece of jewelry or used as a decorative element in another application.
  • June 14, Part I: This is the first class in the 3 part series. In this class you will learn how to set up a loom, warp, weft, and begin weaving.
  • June 21, Part II: In this class you will learn how to transfer images into patterns that can then be incorporated into you bead weaving designs. Discussions on color and the effects that can be created with the use of different colored cording and the use of transparent beads will be explored.
  • July 12, Part III: In this final class you will learn to finish off your project. A discussion of applications such as framing and the assembly of findings for making a piece of jewelry will be addressed. You will leave this course with a beautiful, finished project!
Tuition Includes all 3 sessions:Members $155 or Non-Members $175
Materials Fee: $30. Kit includes a loom, beads, cord & needles.
June 15, 22 & July 13 | 6pm to 9pm
Beaded Crochet Series
Join us for this unique 3 part series, learning to create beaded crochet pieces! This series will introduce you to the basics of bead crochet. (Some knowledge of crochet is required for this course).
  • June 15, Part I: You will learn how to thread beads onto cord, begin the chain and crochet a cylinder.
  • June 22, Part II: In this class you will learn how to create patterns in the cylinder.
  • July 13, Part III: In this final class you will learn to finish off your project by adding clasps and attaching decorative parts.
Tuition Fee includes all 3 sessions: Members, $145 or Non-Members $165
Materials Fee: $25. Kit includes beads, cord, a crochet hook and clasps.
June 16 | 10am to 12pm
Painted Flowers on Silk
Come spend your morning learning to bloom beautiful impressionist flowers on silk! Renowned silk painter, Vivien Pollack, will lead this relaxing class in the art of silk painting.
June 16 | 10am to 12pm
Drive the Oxen
Drive the oxen – more advanced concepts of animal behavior, care, and handling. Focused on hands-on work with the animals. 
Come spend a morning with our resident ox team, and be prepared to get in on the action! We will go over basic commands, then grab the team so that everyone gets a chance to try it out for themselves. 
We will demonstrate and have everyone try single and team driving, as well pulling some logs around the farm!
This class is great for adults and kids 10 years and older who want a faster paced workshop focused on learning to drive a team of oxen. 
Class Fee: $5 members OR $8 non-members
June 16 | 10am to 1pm
On the Farm Barn Block: Piecing for the Beginner
This is a basic piecing class. Learn to rotary cut and sew modern blocks from our On The Farm Sew-Along. Get the basics down and get ready to make your favorite bright and cheery, simple, modern, pieced farm themed blocks. Bring your rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, sewing machine with neutral thread, sewing kit, scissors. Fabrics included in class fee. You will have a choice of simple, intermediate or advanced blocks.
June 16 | 1pm to 4pm
Quilt & Stitch Group Meeting: All are welcome!
Join this relaxed group, interested in preserving and sharing the hand folk arts of quilting and needlework in a historic setting. ALL are welcome! Bring a project you are working on, or drop in for some inspiration. This group also demonstrates at Hallockville events and programs…come join in the fun!To learn more about the Quilt and Stitch Group and their activities, visit their website: www.quiltandstitchgroup.com
June 23 | 10am to 2pm
Learning to Spin
Knitters, crocheters, weavers…we all use and love yarn! This is your chance to learn about the world of spinning raw fibers into usable yarn. Adele from looliemom fiber arts will demonstrate different spinning techniques as well as guide you in using a simple drop spindle and niddy-noddy to create your own hand-spun skein of yarn. Included in tuition is your own drop spindle, niddy-noddy and fibers to spin.
July 14 | 10am to 3pm
Cherokee Fruit Washing Basket Weaving Workshop
Summer is the perfect time to learn to weave this practical and beautifully intricate basket! With a sturdy wooden handle and an open weave bottom, it’s perfect for harvesting sun-ripened blueberries and raspberries and washing them in fresh cold water! This is a basket with a purpose BUT will also be a stunning piece for your table and home.
July 21| 10am to 1pm
Hand Applique Vintage Pansy Workshop
If you love vintage applique quilts and always wanted to learn this class is for you. Learn to hand applique in a relaxed setting with a vintage pansy design. Several techniques will be discussed for setting up your project. Hand applique stitch will be demonstrated and practiced during class. Fabric supplied.
July 21| 1pm to 4:30pm
Geology of Hallock State Park Preserve–Presentation & Hike
Leaders: Gilbert Hanson and Glenn Richard
This presentation and three-mile walk will examine the geology of the uplands and beach at Hallock State Park Preserve. We will focus on how the geologic development of the North Shore of Long Island and Long Island Sound, along with present-day coastal processes and groundwater flow, relate to the geology and biological environment of the Park. The geologic history of this area included continental glaciation that created the hilly moraines and flatter outwash plains of Long Island, subsequent retreat of the ice front, development of a freshwater lake in Long Island Sound, sea level rise, and eventual filling of Long Island Sound by salt water. On the uplands, we will take a look at the soil, consider its origin and relationship to the vegetation, and visit an overlook at Hallock’s Pond, which is perched well above the main water table due to underlying clay. We will also observe the effects of human activity, such as sand and gravel mining. On the beach, we will consider the geologic origin of the various types of rocks, the role of waves and wind in shaping the beach, and how exposed layers of sand, gravel, and clay and the effects of human activity have interacted with groundwater and meteorological phenomena to create the hoodoo style of erosional topography inland and along the coastal bluffs.

Arts on the Farm Summer Camp: FUN ALL SUMMER LONG

Hallockville Museum Farm and Peconic Community School partner each summer to offer a unique day camp experience for ages 6-13 unlike anything else on the East End, plus Little Sprouts, an early childhood program for ages 3-5.
Daily activities at Arts on the Farm include circle time with songs and stories; interactions with farm animals including cows, sheep and chickens; farm chores; feeding the animals and theme time with an educational specialist. Hallockville and PCS draw from a wide community of artists, craftspeople and educators that make this aspect of camp so unique!



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