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Hallockville Museum Farm Guided Historical Walking Tours

June 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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The Hallockville Museum Farm is set to host a series of four guided historical walking tours this spring. The tours will focus on East End agricultural, natural, and cultural history. Each tour will cover unique aspects of local history:

– Barn Architecture of the North Fork: On Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Zach Studenroth, a historic buildings preservation expert, and local historian Richard Wines will lead a tour of Hallockville’s Homestead Barn and the 1937 Naugles Barn. The tour will explore the evolution of barn architecture to meet the changing needs of North Fork farmers.

– Native Trees of the East End: On Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., retired federal park ranger and naturalist Mary Laura Lamont will guide participants through an examination of tree buds, fruits, barks, and leaves. The tour will also include a hands-on inspection of wood samples and an exploration of how specific woods have been used by people through the ages.

– Historical Farm Equipment: On Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, agricultural expert Dale Moyer and historian Richard Wines will lead a tour of the Hallockville grounds and barns. The tour will focus on the role of mechanization in the modernization of farming methods.

– Plants are Good Medicine: On Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, certified nutritional counselor, hobby farmer, and homesteader Toni Caste will guide participants through an exploration of plants with beneficial, medicinal uses.

Admission to the walking tours is free for Hallockville members and $10 for the general public. Registration can be completed online.


Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. NY
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East End LOCAL