Island Farm Offers New Mini-programs in August

By on August 3, 2021

Island Farm

Beginning the week of August 16th, Island Farm will offer three new hands-on “mini-programs” exploring distinct and fascinating topics: subsistence and commercial fishing, quilting, and mid-19th century gardening.

  • The “Fishers and Farmers” program will be offered every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Participants will learn the ins and outs of fishing culture on the Outer Banks in 1850, including popular catches and ports, plus how to create the all-important netting knot.
  •  “Quilting Geometry” will dive into the rich quilting history of the 19th century, as participants craft their own mini-quilts using fabric scraps and wheat paste. This program is offered every Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m.
  • On Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., the Farm Steward, Gabe Maready, will tour visitors through the farm’s five garden plots, while explaining 19th century agriculture techniques, popular varieties, and specifics of early Roanoke Island farming.

Island Farm

Located on the north-end of Roanoke Island, offers a trip back in time to 1850’s Outer Banks. Open Tuesday through Friday, the living history site offers daily mini-programs including visits with the site’s Corolla wild horses, live blacksmithing, farmhouse tours, toys and games, weaving, and other traditional crafts.  All new mini-programs are included in the cost of admission, which is $8 per person for those aged four and older, and free for ages 0-3. Island Farm hours are Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through November. The farmstead is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo, on Roanoke Island.

For more information visit, email or call 252-473-6500.




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