At 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, a construction crew descended on Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville like clockwork, installing new columns on the Hallock Homestead’s front facade. But instead of hard hats and overalls, the 13 men wore flannel button-down shirts and khakis. Some sported caps proudly declaring their service in World War II.
Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead will host a volunteer day Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Participants will help get the farm ready for winter, working in the community garden, around the grounds and in the gift shop.
Refreshments will be served. To register, email [email protected].
The firing of a cannon. (Grant Parpan)
On Oct. 11, 1814, local historian Richard Wines said, James Galloway, commander of the British ship the HMS Dispatch, recorded in his official log that weather conditions in Riverhead that day were “fair.” (more…)
Sean Kelly, 3, of East Moriches mimics riders in the tractor pull competition.
The sun was shining and there was just a hint of autumn in the air for the second day of the Hallockville Museum Farm’s 34th annual Fall Festival and Craft Show Saturday. (more…)
Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of ‘Outhouse 2014’ by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
• Artist Michael Combs, whose roots run deep on the North Fork, has recreated a full-size outhouse that can be seen through Sept. 28 on the grounds of Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. It’s part of the Parrish Road Show presented by Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill that features temporary installations by East End artists. (more…)
(Credit: Barbarellen Koch)
When Tony Trubisz Jr. was a little boy, a North Fork summer meant wandering the fields and woods surrounding his family’s Sound Avenue homestead, traveling all the way to the Sound and exploring the 500 acres behind the property.
On Thursday, Mr. Trubisz — now 67 — returned from Richmond, Va. to the 19th century farmhouse of his youth, since relocated to the Hallockville Museum Farm property, to spruce up the old building which hasn’t had a paint job since its big move in 2010. (more…)
Riverhead High School student Emily Green (right) glues figurines last month on a diorama depicting a battle from the War of 1812. She and Megan Carrick (from left), John Vega, and Brian Brenton were students in Justin Cobis’ history class. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
In April, a group of Riverhead High School sophomores, juniors and seniors visited a spot on the Long Island Sound near Hallockville Museum Farm, standing just a few hundred feet away from where some of Riverhead’s founding fathers fought off the British in a once-forgotten battle from the War of 1812. (more…)
Brady Rymer entertains the kids at Saturday’s fundraiser at Hallockville Museum Farm. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)
Peconic Community School hosted a fundraiser at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday afternoon to benefit the school.
Kids and their parents enjoyed the music of Brady Rymer and the delicious pizza from Rolling in Dough Pizza Truck. (more…)
Linda Romar of Maryland looks at the Marino sheep rovings hand dyed by ‘indy dyer fiber artist’ Charisse DeCarlo of Lake Grove in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The fifth annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at Hallockville Museum Farm. The event, co-sponsored by Long Island Livestock Company, will feature demonstrations of fiber arts and related processes, other folk arts and a “fiber market” in the Naugles Barn. Special activities will include sheep herding, a llama obstacle course and shearing demonstrations. (more…)
Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Volunteers are invited to help clean up the Hallockville Museum Farm property on Sound Avenue at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24. The work will include raking and weeding the gardens, tidying up the Homestead Barn, pruning fruit trees and trimming shrubbery. (more…)