Area organizations with similar missions partner with us, using the quaint setting of the Museum grounds for an annual event. Below is information about two of our partner events:
Arts Council Stories of the Stitch Quilt Show: September 10, 2016 (Rain date - Sept 17) The sight of colorful quilts flying through the pastures of the Farm Museum is an experience not soon forgotten. Area quilters bring their finest efforts for display along with the stories that are part of the quilts. Visitors enjoy the stories and the results of hours of labor that the quilts represent. Prizes are given and many of the quilts are offered for sale. Vendors with fiber related products are available for shoppers as are a variety of fiber demonstrations and activities. Music and food and other entertainment are available at this event as well.
Blue Ridge Discovery Center: Dozens of activities to interest children of all ages and their parents and grandparents! BRDC staff set up a variety of inter-active educational stations teaching about the natural world around us, their important relationships, and how they affect all our lives. Field trips are taken throughout the day, exploring the 21 acres of the Farm Museum, and sometimes venturing into the Matthews State Forest which surrounds the Museum grounds. The Museum and Chestnut Creek School of the Arts participates in this fun filled day as well. Refreshments are provided.
WE ARE ALL FARMERS PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE PRESENTS:
A 2 day hands-on workshop at the Matthews Farm Museum.
The "We Are Farmers Permaculture Institute" will present this workshop that will feature the hands-on building of a Huglekultur structure as well as introducing attendees to the basic philosophies and techniques of permaculture. The Huglekultur mounds can be planted to enrich the environment in any number of ways, including providing habitat for wildlife.
This workkshop is free. Pre-registration is required.
Contributions will be most welcomed.