On Saturday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Southampton History Museum will travel back in time by celebrating life during the 19th century with a Harvest Fair. On the schedule are a variety of activities that harken back to a simpler, hands-on era when both adults and children alike pitched in to make a sustainable home life and an income for the family.
Activities include outdoor crafts, tool making demonstrations, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, farm animals, a thrift shop and an 1850 wedding re-enactment. Admission is free and all are welcome. The museum is at 17 Meetinghouse Lane in Southampton Village. For more information, visit southamptonhistory.org.
Here’s the schedule:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Outdoor Activities on the Great Lawn
Sheep shearing, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, live music, blacksmith, revolutionary war reenactors, tussie-mussies, colonial camp kitchen, decoy carver display, wood carving, general store shop keeper, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, quill writing activity, carpenter shop tool demonstration, one room schoolhouse teacher, colonial games for kids, basket weaver and many more.
Carriage House Thrift Shop
The shop is filled with a wide assortment of vintage furniture, dishes, jewelry, rugs, and many unusual items not available in commercial stores.
The Long Island Livestock Company is a 17-acre llama and animal farm in Yaphank founded in 1996. The organization participate in animal assisted therapy programs at rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities and public shearing demonstrations.
Lobster Rolls and more
Lobster rolls, hot dogs, roasted corn, clam chowder and sodas will be sold by Clamman/Seasons Caterers of Southampton.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Feinberg Brothers is an authentic, five-member, bluegrass band from Long Island, New York. By blending their bluegrass roots with a classical training background, they have delighted audiences with their tight, soulful harmonies and masterful fiddle, mandolin, and guitar playing.
12:30 to 2 p.m.
The Long Island Livestock Company will shear some of their sheep for about half an hour at two scheduled times.
Shinnecock Tribe Dancing
Josephine Smith, cultural educator at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, will lead a group of Shinnecock Tribe members in colorful movements accompanied by traditional Shinnecock drumming.
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