Sep 23, 2017 01:00 PM


Cara's Cottage

At The "Temple of Abiding Peace" enjoy the lovely garden, and learn how Miss Foster built this cottage by herself !

Sep 24, 2017 01:00 PM


Wool for the War !

During WW I, sheep provided wool for American troops which fought in Europe. Local farmers raised sheep, and they were grazed on the White House lawn! Meet our sheep as well as clean, card and spin wool. Try your hand at knitting, an important home-front activity that helped the troops.

Sep 30, 2017 01:00 PM


Meet the Servants at The Willows

During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster's home, The Willows during the WWI era. Help the maid with some household chores. At the end of the tour assist in the preparation of historic foods for the cook to bake in the wood-burning cook stove. Program repeats 2:00pm- 3:00pm

Oct 01, 2017 02:00 PM


Save Those Seeds !

As the growing season ends, help collect seeds from plants in the garden to sow next spring.

Oct 04, 2017 01:00 PM


The Time To Mourn

Tour the Foster family home, The Willows to explore Victorian death and mourning customs that now seem strange and morbid. Nevertheless, these practices influenced loved ones for months and years after someone had passed. APPROPRIATE for adults and children ages 12 and up. Program repeats 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This program will be presented every Wednesday through Sunday Oct 4,2017 - Oct.29,2017 at 1:00pm and repeated at 2:00pm