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Farmstead Open Day Saturday January 26

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019. The day’s theme will be “Chase the Cold Winter Away at the Farmstead.”  Join us for scones, jams and jellies, sweets and savories and a variety of hot tea. Offered for sale will be jams and jellies prepared by Farmstead Volunteers.

A tree tapping demonstration will be given weather permitting.  Visitors may watch as the sugar maker demonstrates the tree tapping process on the century old Farmstead sugar maple trees and discusses the techniques of maple syrup making. Volunteers will give indoor tours of the Hinkle-Garton Farmhouse.

Friday Musicale and The Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group with Mark Wiedenmayer will be hosting music 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/Hinkle-Garton Farmstead