5.27/ Hallockville Museum Farm: Late Spring / Early Summer Happenings


Celebrate the Start of Summer!

As Spring starts bursting into Summer, we’re getting ready for some wonderfully warm, long days! New programs and workshops have been added to our schedule, we’re gearing up for Arts on the Farm and Little Sprouts summer camp and fascinating historical tours begin. See you on the Farm!


To Wear White or Not to Wear White: The Culture of Victorian Weddings Tour

“The Wedding Day has arrived, the most important event in a Victorian girl’s life. It is the day her mother has prepared her for from the moment she was born. The Victorian girl knew no other ambition. She would marry, and she would marry well.” 

Godey’s Lady’s Book, July 1855, pp. 29 32 by Hope Greenberg.

June is the month for brides and we are celebrating this joyous time with tours centering around the etiquette and culture of the Victorian Wedding. Step back in time and learn about the intricate social graces that helped shape modern Western wedding traditions. The Victorians would have answered the simple question of wearing white with a rhyme:

White–chosen right

Blue–love will be true
Yellow–ashamed of her fellow
Red–wish herself dead
Black–wish herself back
Grey–travel far away
Pink–of you he’ll always think
Green–ashamed to be seen

Maybe it’s not so simple after-all!

Victorian Wedding Tours run every Friday and Saturday in June starting on Friday June, 9. Tours are by reservation only. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length and will run between 12:15pm and 3:15pm. $7 for adults | $5 for senior citizens | $5 children (FREE for children 5 and under). Special rate of $20 for a group of four.

To register for a tour time please call 631.298.5292.
The Spring Kitchen

June 10, 10am to 12pm

Spring greens and herbs are in!
Explore the bright, fresh flavors in a hands-on cooking workshop with
Emilie Zaweski of

Farmers Kitchen. Emilie will guide you in the preparation of spring produce and herbs and demonstrate recipes that highlight the zest and taste of this season! Get ready to mix, stir and taste all the flavors of Spring!

$35 Members | $45 Non-members
Register Online
or call 631.298.5292
This is the first in a *new* series on seasonal cooking. Save the date for part II, “The Summer Kitchen,” on July 22!
Summer Dahlia Applique Workshop
June 17 | 10am  to 1pm
If you have always wanted to learn applique to make those beautiful pictorial quilts and blocks, join us for a morning of flora and fauna.
Learn to use your sewing machine to make beautiful floral quilt blocks in a relaxed setting.
Fabric and fusible provided. Thread and techniques will be discussed and explored during class, including how to make stems. Make one block for a pillow or four for a wall hanging.

$35 Members | $45 Non-members 
Advance registration required, space is limited.
Register for Dahlia Applique Workshop
OR call 631.298.5292


Community Yard Sale
Saturday, June 17, 8am to 3pm
Sunday, June 18, 10am to 3pm

Come to the bargain hunter’s extravaganza! Shop from dozens of vendors selling furniture, antiques, collectibles, household items, memorabilia, tools and more- truly something for everyone. Plus, Hallockville will be selling an assortment of treasures that was donated to be sold as a fundraiser for the museum! You don’t want to miss this one!

In the event of heavy rain or severe weather on either day, the event will be cancelled for that day.  In the event of heavy rain or severe weather on both days, the event will be cancelled and not re-scheduled.

To become a vendor at the Yard Sale, please download and fill out our application.


Ella’s Favorite Yarn Basket

June 24 | 10am to 2pm

Looking for a charming way to keep your yarn tidy? Join us for a full day basket weaving workshop to make, Ella’s Favorite Knitting Basket (or other uses!). Based on a Victorian Yarn basket design, Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas, expert basket weaver, will guide you through making your own beautiful basket. This is a large basket with two swing handles, filled base and a bit of color!$85 Members | $105 Non-members
Register for Basket Weaving Class Online
Or call 631.298.5292
Leaf Print Silk Scarf Workshop

July 1 | 10am to 12pm

Change fabric into a beautiful piece of art! Learn silk painting techniques while you paint a beautiful leaf print silk scarf.  Silk painting produces beautiful results; no previous art background necessary! Learn the procedure of applying silk dyes, different silk techniques using salt and resists for stamping$75 Members | $85 Non-Members
Register for Leaf Print Silk Scarf Workshop
Or call 631.298.5292
Quilts of the 1930’s
An Exhibit of 1930’s Style and Depression Era Quilts
September 9 & 10, 2017
Despite the challenges of the times, quilting thrived during the Depression Era and even fueled a revival in quilting and embroidery. Quilting enabled women to make something practical and inexpensive for their home from scraps and outgrown clothes while still being creative. The sayings “Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do or Do Without” and “Making Something From Nothing” were often heard and made possible some very ingenious designs.

Join Hallockville Museum as we share these bright cheerful quilts with the public during our Fall Festival. Do you have a quilt made during the Depression years, late 1920’s to early 1940’s OR made from reproduction prints in the 1930’s style? We would love to share it with the public in our exhibit!

We will also have on exhibit vintage aprons! If you have any antique or vintage kitchen or housework aprons that you would like to share, please let us know!

If you are interested in contributing to the exhibition, please contact:
Lisa Pepe
Assistant Director



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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 essential and appreciated.




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