What You'll Find at Garfield Farm Museum
|photo of the beautiful Garfield Farms|
Preliminary Events 2013Calendar- please check their website for changes and or updates
Natural Area Management Seminar
Feb 16 8:30am-4:30pm. Learn how to restore and manage prairie, woodlands
and wetlands. Reservations required. $50. Includes lunch.
Antique Apple Tree Grafting Seminar
March 3 1:30pm. Make three grafts of antique apple trees to take home for
planting. Reservations required. $30.
Fox Valley 56th Annual Antique Show
March 9 & 10 Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Produced by Chicago
Suburban Antiques Dealers Association (CSADA). To Beneﬁt Garﬁeld Farm
Museum. At Kane Co Fairgrounds. $8.
Woodland Wild Flower Walk
April 14 9:30am. Tour the museum’s woodlands with museum staff.
Reservations required. $6.
Museum Awards Banquet
April 27 6pm–9pm. Annual dinner at the historic Dunham Woods Riding Club.
Reservations required. Cost TBD.
Rare Breeds Show
May 19 11am-4pm. Breeders from around the Midwest display rare and historic
types of livestock. Individual breeders may offer livestock and poultry for sale.
Member participation by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. $6/$3.
Garﬁeld Farm Camp Sessions July TBA. 9am-Noon. During these three day
camps, children ages 8-11 years old will learn about farm life in the 1840’s.
Activities include; feeding animals, museum tours, and hands on
demonstrations. Reservations required. $75 each camp.
July TBA 9am. Tour the prairie with museum staff. Reservations required. $6.
Antique Tool Show & Sale
Aug 4 9am-1pm. Members of the Midwest Tool Collectors Association and the
Early American Industries Association display, trade and sell antique and collectable tools. $6/$2.
Heirloom Garden Show
Aug 25 11am-4pm. Rare and specialty fruits, vegetables, ﬂowers and herbs are
displayed and sold by Midwestern growers. Member participation by Seed Savers
Sept TBA 9am. Tour the prairie with museum staff. Reservations required. $6.
Student Harvest Days
Oct 4 9am-1:30pm. Museum volunteers demonstrate 19th century living to
school children. Limit of 600 students by advanced reservations. $5/$4.
Oct 6 11:30am-4 pm. Join museum volunteers in this celebration of the season.
Continuous demonstrations of farm and household skills, 19th century music
and food. $6/$3.
Nov 10 3-6 pm. For all those who helped out at the farm, a pot-luck with
photos and awards makes for a fun social afternoon.
Candlelight at the Inn
Dec 7 & 8 3-7pm. Experience the tradition of winter visits as practiced by
families like the Garﬁelds in their 1846 Brick Inn. Hospitality, food, music and
bake-sale. Donations accepted.