Three-year-old Kacey tries her hand at the lasso. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
The annual Country Fair drew big crowds to Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead Saturday for an afternoon of old-fashioned family fun.
The North Fork tradition celebrates the region’s rich folk arts and agricultural heritage with craft demonstrations and more than 50 artisan vendors selling handmade items such as jewelry, jams and jellies, candles, hand knit pieces, and more. READ
The Hallockville Museum Farm will be presenting a new exhibit called “A Family’s Attic: Treasures Saved by Six Generations of Women,” showcasing items from the history of four prominent Sound Avenue families: Hallock, Wells, Young and Terry.(more…)
My name is Herb Strobel. I’m the executive director here at Hallockville Museum Farm. We are a not-for-profit. We have a mission of reconnecting the community with our shared agricultural and rural heritage. Here at least on the North Fork, and arguably a good part of the East End, we still maintain some of that rural and agricultural character. And so I can’t think of a better place here locally than Hallockville for people to reconnect with that heritage.
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.
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…)