Hallockville Museum Farm: Spring Happenings

We won’t believe it until we see it but we know that Spring is on her way! This is a time to stay busy and to connect with friends and neighbors. Join us for a craft workshop, listen to a lecture, come walk around our grounds when the sun peeps out!

To stay up-to-date with all our happenings, group meet-ups and events please visit our online calendar.
See you on the Farm.

Hallock State Park Preserve Presents…FEB 24 | 10am

The Long Journey Home: Nichols’ Eaglet

A lecture by National Parks Service Ranger Mary Laura Lamont on the return of nesting bald eagles to Long Island after an absence of almost 80 years.

The lecture is presented by Hallock State Park and Preserve. To register please contact them at: 631.315.5475. To learn more about the State Park and Preserve please visit their website.


Book Binding Basics

March 3rd
9am to 12pm
Bookbinding is more than just learning to fold paper…it is a true art that has been practiced for centuries. Artists, writers, sketchers, scribblers will love this class! This introductory class will teach basic bookbinding skills through simple
bookbinding styles. Attendees will become familiar with bookbinding tools, develop hand techniques, and learn about basicbook structures. This hands on workshop will cover the materials used in bookbinding, as well as best practices for folding and cutting paper, using bookbinding tools, and different types of sewing methods, in addition to learning how to bind simple books.
  • $40 Members or $50 Non-Members.
  • Advanced registration required. Ages 16 and over.
  • All materials included


Join us for the third (and final) session of our Coffee and a Good Book Winter Lecture Series…  

The History of 
Camp Upton 


March 4th 

1 to 3pm  

“Imagine a city rising from the fields of Suffolk County in the early 20th century, a wooden metropolis covering almost 20,000 acres. It has its own post office, theater, library and fire department. The place could fit close to 40,000 people with room for 15,000 horses. Imagine that and you’ve got Camp Upton….” Chris Kretz


Suzanne Johnson and David Clemens will celebrate local history by reading from and speaking about their new book about Camp Upton. The camp was built in 1917 as one of 16 to train soldiers upon the United States’ entry into World War I and was located on nearly 20,000 acres of scrub pine forest. Irving Berlin was perhaps its most famous trainee and wrote “God Bless America” and “Yip Yip Yaphank” while at Camp Upton.  As site of the present day Brookhaven National Laboratory, Camp Upton’s 100 year legacy continues into the 21st century
or call 631.298.5292
  • $10 per ticket in advance OR $15 at the door ($25 for two)
  • Tickets at the door are on a first come first served basis and we strongly encourage advanced registration



Silk Ribbon Embroidery Easter Eggs

6:30pm to 9:30 pm
This is a 3-D wool class with embroidery using silk ribbon. Silk ribbon makes even the simplest of stitches look beautiful. You will learn to make Irises, Tulips and roses using 4 mm and 7 mm silk ribbon. Construction methods discussed and demonstrated for finishing your egg. Wool and silk ribbon for one egg included
or call 631.298.5292
  • $35 Members or $45 Non-Members
  • If you have embroidery supplies, bring them with you as well as your hand sewing kit (small and large scissors, crewel needles, embroidery needles, thimble, embroidery threads, silk ribbon, beads…)


MAR 10 | 10am to 3pm

Confetti-Colored Easter Basket Weaving Workshop


Celebrate the coming of Spring with this sweet confection of a basket…our Confetti-Colored Easter Basket! Featuring a sturdy wooden base (to hold your spoils from egg-hunting) a 10 inch round fancy rim and a beautiful wooden handle. This is sure to be an heirloom piece!

or call 631.298.5292

  • Please bring a pack of spring-action clothespins, a pencil and a flat-head screwdriver
  • Tuition is $65 for members OR $75 for non-members
  • A $30 materials fee is due at the time of the class to be paid DIRECTLY to the instructor (cash or check only)
Why should I become a member of Hallockville Museum Farm?

There are SO many great reasons to become a member of Hallockville Museum Farm! Discounts on tuition for classes, free tours, discounts in our gift shop…but the BEST reason to become a member is that your support keeps this community treasure alive! It is only with YOUR generosity that we can invite you to the farm for a variety of programs, lectures and fun! We host school children from all over Long Island for history discovery days and offer scholarships to children in need to our arts based summer camp (co-produced with the Peconic Community School). Your membership dollars have a far and lasting reach into this community!

“Defense of the Cutter Eagle” by Aldis B. Browne, II. One of the murals depicting various incidents in Coast Guard history executed by the Works Progress Administration for the Coast Guard Academy. Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.
MARCH 10 | 1pm
Hallock State Park Preserve Presents:

War of 1812 Battle at Hallock State Park: Defense of the USRC Eagle

Our friends and neighbors at the Hallock State Park Preserve have a wonderful winter lecture series! Join them for a lecture by Hallockville Historian, Richard Wines, on the three-day engagement between three British war ships and local militia on the cliffs of what is now Hallock State Park Preserve.
To register for this lecture and to find out more about the State Parks lectures and activities, please call 631.315.5475. Copies of the *new* Defense of the Eagle book will be for sale at the lecture!
For more information about the State Park, please visit their WEBSITE

Life on the Farmstead: Meet the Oxen

10am to 12:30pm

Come spend the morning at Hallockville learning about and working with oxen!  We will start the day with a chat over coffee about exactly “what is an ox, anyway?”, how oxen are used in the US and abroad both historically and today, and how to think like an ox!  Then, we’ll head out to the field to work with our resident team of oxen, Eddie and Dylan.  We will practice the proper technique to put on a halter, groom the team, and talk about basic feeding and care of these fantastic animals.

We welcome all participants 12 and over, and recommend closed-toed shoes (preferably boots!), water, sun protection, and a desire to try something new.  No previous large animal experience is required – this course is designed as an introduction to working with large animals, building confidence and skills, and having fun outside on the beautiful North Fork.  We can’t wait to meet you out on the field!  

or call 631.298.5292
  • $5 Members or $10 Non-Members
  • Advanced registration is required.

Intro to Country Woodworking

10am to 1pm

Join North Fork woodworker, Tom Barry, for this three-hour exploration of pre-18th century country woodworking. Go back in time and use the same tools and techniques of early settlers used to make to make furniture, tools and kitchenware from fresh-cut “greenwood.”

During this three hour introduction, you will have plenty of hands on experience splitting fresh greenwood, sitting at the shave-horse and using the drawknife and using the extraordinary foot powered pole lathe. No power tools are used; you supply the power to the tool as you learn the foundation of century’s old chair making.
or call 631.298.5292
  • $55 Members or $65 Non-Members
  • Appropriate for ages 16 years and older



Celebrate National Quilting Day 

10:30am to 12:30pm: Presentation and Lecture: “Material Remains,” by Hallie Bond: Well into the twentieth century, rural women produced most of the textiles used in their homes. Their quilts and coverlets are now prized by collectors for their looks, but what do they mean? And

what about the other textiles: the clothing and underwear, the mittens, socks, hats, sheets, towels, curtains, and rugs? In “Material Remains,” participants will build an understanding about rural women’s lives through their material culture. Northern New York serves as the case study. Participants will examine and discuss the “material remains” of women’s domesticlives: a quilt, a comforter, a woven coverlet, mittens, fancy work, and a towel. Photographs, paintings, sketches, and the words of contemporary sources will help give context to the objects and give rise to deeper questions. What does the pattern of hand sewing and machine sewing in a quiltsuggest about the place quiltmaking occupied in a woman’s life?

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the Humanities New York’s Public Scholars program
Seats are limited for this lecture. Reservations are greatly appreciated.To register, please click here OR call 631.298.5292
12:30pm to 3pm Ongoing Demonstrations & Displays:

Old and New Crazy Quilted and Needlework items placed in the understated Victorian setting of the Hallockville Homestead for your viewing pleasure. Redwork, Crazy Quilting and other embroidery techniques will be demonstrated throughout the day by members of the Hallockville Quilt and Stitch Group and guest volunteers.

Thank you to our event sponsor: The Duncan Inn for their support!
MAR 23 & 30

Weaving on a Frame Loom

6:30 to 9pm

***ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT*** BACK by popular demand (our last session sold out quickly so please make sure to register right away if interested)!

Learn the foundation of this age old craft with the modern twist of a frame loom. Create your own one of a kind hand woven wall hanging full of color and texture. We will review the basics, learn new tricks and techniques, and explore the endless possibilities to this relaxing art form. ***This is a TWO part Class*** 

or call 631.298.5292
  • $85 Members or $95 Non-Members
  • Material fee $25 includes (To be paid directly to instructor at time of first class): one hand made wooden frame loom to keep, merino roving and assortment of yarns.

Quilt Study Group

6 to 9pm


Join us for First organizational meeting!  All persons interested in the history of quilt-making and who wish to participate in efforts to preserve our quilt heritage on Long Island are welcome to join the Hallockville Quilt Study Group. Purpose: To share, research and learn about old quilts and textiles in an informal group. Activities 
may include (but not limited to):
  • Sharing quilts to examine techniques used, pattern, fabrics, and history, monthly
  • Hosting Quilt Study Days, 2-4 times a year
  • Recreating vintage quilts including drafting and directions to share with the public in traditional quilt making classes.
  • Maintain membership in the American Quilt Study Group for the purpose of education.
  • Provide or host programs/exhibits to share the history of quilting in our area, once a year or every other year.
  • Assist in preparing the Hallockville Museum Farm quilts to be added to the nation-wide Quilt Index.
FREE to attend. Please call 631.298.5292 or email to let us know if you will be joining us!

Basket Weaving Basics: The Napkin Basket

10am to 3pm


This is your chance to delve into the basic foundational skills of basket making! Come to this weaving workshop from 10am to 3pm and you’ll leave with the skills and knowledge of weaving a base, shaping, and making your own handles. A sweet napkin holder that will make your kitchen table so cozy!
  • Please bring spring-action clothespins, a flat-head screwdriver, pliers and a pencil
  • Members $65 OR Non-Members $75
  • A $20 materials fee is due at the time of the class to be paid directly to the instructor (cash or check only)
or call 631.298.5292

Spring Suds: Cold Process Soap Making

10am to 2pm


The practical art of soap making has been around for centuries. Handmade natural soap offers the benefit of skin-nourishing ingredients without the use of harsh chemicals. When combined with the beautiful aromas of essential oils, a bar of handmade soap will make your beauty ritual even more satisfying.

In this 4 hour intensive workshop, you will learn the steps and procedures to master natural handmade soap using the cold process method. We will guide you in proper safety precautions as well as formulating soap recipes. Students will leave with two bars of soap.

Topics covered include:
  • What is cold process soap
  • Safety Precautions when working with lye
  • Selecting the right ingredients
  • How to utilize a lye calculator
  • How to use essential oils to customize your soap
or call 631.298.5292
  • $95 Members or $105 Non-Members.

Folk Art Wool Applique

10am to 1pm

Learn the steps to building your own farm house applique with wool and embroidery. We will discuss background decisions, wool quality, stabilization and fusing techniques as well as basic embroidery to depict trees, flower buds, leaves and more! We will have a basic house pattern, or the pattern for our Hudson House Seasonal Stich-Along available.

or call 631.298.5292
  • Bring wool and other fabrics for backgrounds, bushes and buildings such as flannel, oxford shirting, homespun, wovens.
  • Bring your hand sewing supplies, embroidery threads, pins (large and small for pinning down applique pieces), scissors, embroidery and crewel needles, thin ribbons, and whatever you may wish to use to embellish your house.
  • Techniques covered can be applied to any style of wool folk art applique. This class will get you rolling to make your own Stitch-Along Seasonal Hudson House, you decide which season to depict.
  • $35 Members or $45 Non-Members.

9th Annual Long Island
Fleece & Fiber Fair

May 19 & 20 | 10am to 4pm
Presented by Hallockville Museum Farm
& Long Island Yarn and Farm

The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region to

bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finishedpieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both daysfor a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There is something for everyone.

Visit our website to learn more about the Fair 

Thank you to our *new* event sponsor: Hampton Jitney 
Get on Board…the Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair BUS!   
Live in or near NYC? Do you want to enjoy the Fair but don’t want to make the long drive out to Eastern Long Island? We’ve got just the ticket…literally!


We are proud to announce that Hampton Jitney is our 2018 Fiber Bus Sponsor! For the first time ever the bus will be running form NYC to the Fair both Saturday AND Sunday. Chose from two departure and return times!

Click here for more info and to make
your BUS reservations!

Want to be a vendor at the fair or know someone who would love to join us? Click here for our application! 





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