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Farmstead Open Day Saturday December 8

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018.  “Holiday Home” is the theme for this Seasonal Open Day.  Decorations, activities and music will interpret the themes surrounding A Farmstead Christmas for young and old alike. Please note that there will not be a November Open Day.  We will resume a regular monthly Open Day schedule beginning in January of 2019.

Featured inside the main house as great gift giving ideas will be maple syrup and a variety of seasonal jams and jellies available for sampling and sale.  Varieties include: strawberry, mulberry, and sour cherry, blueberry, mixed berry as well as basil, mint, and other fruit jellies. Syrup, jams and jellies are prepared by Farmstead Volunteers. In addition, for sale there will be maple cream and maple syrup candies supplied by the Indiana Maple Syrup Association.  The grounds will be open, and visitors can enjoy the various plants, trees and garden.  Volunteers will give indoor tours of the Hinkle-Garton Farmhouse.

Friday Musicale with Mark Wiedenmayer and Strickland Suzuki Strings will provide music and cordially invite area string students to play Christmas carols in the parlor.

The Hinkle-Garton Farmstead is sending a call out for Volunteers who might be interested in assisting with Farmstead tours one Saturday per month (usually the last Saturday each month) from 1-4 PM. Volunteer duties include introducing visitors to the Farmstead history and act as docents/hosts for the afternoon. Our Open Days are conducted in a very easy going atmosphere, minimal training and commitment required and always under supervision and guidance. All that would be required is an ability to pleasantly engage the public and a 1-1/2 hour training. If interested please contact LeAnn Luce, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead Open Days and Events Coordinator at: lucebella50@gmail.com for more information.

The Farmstead, located at 2920 E. 10th Street in Bloomington, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc., an organization committed to the preservation of historic properties in Monroe County.  It is free and open to the public on the last Saturday of most months.  For more information, call BRI at 812-336-0909 or visit the site on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HinkleGartonFarmstead