The museum will be closed Thursday, 10/26 (1-5 p.m.), Friday 10/27 (all day), & Saturday 10/28 (9:30 a.m.-noon). Please visit us again starting on Saturday afternoon.

Museum Hours: Open Tues. - Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The museum will be closed Thursday, 10/26 (1-5 p.m.), Friday 10/27 (all day), & Saturday 10/28 (9:30 a.m.-noon). Please visit us again starting on Saturday afternoon.

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Fall Harvest Festival


Celebrate the bounty of vegetables, flowers and food brought to us from our gardens and animals all year at our Fall Harvest Festival!

Kids will create art, test ideas, move with music and do a variety of activities throughout the museum all day related to the fall harvest and harvest traditions. In the process they gain social skills, hand-eye coordination, use their imaginations and creative thinking as they explore the harvest festival programs.

  • Fruhshoppen, at the Log Cabin, 10 – 11 a.m. — Simple German brunch, with information about common breakfast foods
  • Gourd Decorating, on the Rooftop, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Paint and decorate locally grown gourds
  • Harvest Dolls, at the Log Cabin, 12 – 1 p.m. — Make dolls out of corn husks
  • Harvest Square Dance, on the Rooftop, 1 – 3 p.m. — Square dance for families with live music with Grandpa Elixir’s String Band . (Rain location will be in the Celebrations Room A.)
  • Harvest Festival Collaborative Art, in the Art Art Studio, 1 – 3 p.m.  — Work with our staff artists and other kids to create beautiful art with a fall harvest theme!
  • Floral Garland Making, at the Log Cabin, 3 – 4 p.m. — Make floral wreaths, garlands, and crowns out of paper.

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