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Farm Heritage Day

August 11, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Johnston House
3523 E Lake Rd
Geneva, NY 14456

This August, the Geneva Historical Society will hold the fifth biennial Farm Heritage Day at the Johnston House. This event gives visitors, particularly families, the chance to sample 1800s farm life through games, crafts, farm activities, and exhibits. The activities will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Programming at Farm Heritage Day will reflect life and work on the Johnston family’s farm in the 1800s. Hands-on activities will help visitors connect to the past—learning about the region’s history while having fun. Planned activities include: operating an antique cornsheller, making butter, and testing milking skills on a simulated milk cow. There will be crafts for kids and the opportunity to meet a farm calf and oxen. Representatives from a variety of local agricultural, community, and animal welfare agencies will be there, including the Ward W. O'Hara Museum, Beverly Animal Shelter, and Geneva Reads. The Johnston House and the Weaver Drain Tile Museum will be open to visitors throughout the day. Farm Heritage Day will take place out of doors, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Johnston House. The program is free, but donations are appreciated.

The 1822 Johnston House sits on part of what was once the Johnston family farm. Scottish immigrant John Johnston and his wife Margaret raised six daughters and two granddaughters on their Fayette farm. For more about the house and farm, see our Johnston House page.


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