Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Presents
THANKSGIVING HARVEST HOME
WHEN: Sunday, November 13, Noon to 4 PM
WHERE: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Road, Morristown
ADMISSION: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, and $2 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members with a valid membership card.
Current military personnel and veterans are admitted FREE for this event.
For more information, call Fosterfields at 973.326.7645.
The first Armistice Day (commemorating the end of WWI) was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Observed on November 11, the holiday was later changed to Veterans Day to honor all veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces.
At 1:30 PM, gather at the upper barn for a special tribute to veterans. At the Carriage House, hear a WWI Salvation Army volunteer or “Lassie” describe her experiences on the battlefields of France in 1918, as portrayed by re-enactor Laurie Gaulke.
Discover how Charles Foster, his daughter Caroline, and their resident farm foreman, Edward Woods and his family observed the holiday in 1918, after the end of WWI.
Tour the first floor of Foster family home, The Willows, and follow the enticing aromas to the kitchen where the cook is preparing a feast. At the Farmhouse, Thanksgiving dinner preparations are also underway!
Help husk corn (left) and saw wood that is needed for winter heating and cooking. Help the farmers with the one-cylinder gasoline engine operation. Watch a cider pressing demonstration. Become acquainted with a live turkey (above right) during the farmer’s “Talk Turkeys” program. In recognition of local hunt clubs that held annual Thanksgiving excursions many years ago, watch a sidesaddle riding presentation.