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Medford Country Day at Kirby's Mill
May 11th 2024
12PM - 4PM
Rain -or- Shine
Bring the family and step back in time…
The water wheel will be turning the millstones making cornmeal. Visitors can tour the historic Kirby's Mill housing the Society's museum collection. The Blacksmith Shop will be open with Rick Young at the forge. The Barn will be open for viewing the farm museum exhibits. The Society's collection of wagons and buggies will be on display in the Wagon Shed. Historic crafters at work include basketmaker, Gretchen Birdsall along with others. Antique machines will be on display and working. Members of the SJ Guild of Spinners and Weavers will apply their craft on an antique loom. Other demonstrations include the big wheel lathe in the Cabinetmaker Shop. Young people can be an "apprentice" turning the big wheel or working the morticing machine in the Carpenter Shop. Black powder rifle demonstrations and presentation of Civil War camp life will be featured by members of the 12th NJ Volunteer Infantry. Local musicians will be playing folk & pineland style music to complete the afternoon events at Kirby's Mill.
Admission is free. Light refreshments will be available.
To volunteer or for more information call John Hines
Anyone who would like to demonstrate their hobby/craft please call John Hines. We also need volunteers to assist visitors or help with demonstration of the equipment we have at Kirby's Mill.
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