Celebrate the Harvest at the Francis Land House Oct. 3

Monday, September 21, 2015

​The Francis Land House will host a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about crops that were typically raised on a plantation, see soap making demonstrations using historically accurate techniques and more. There will be plenty of hands-on activities for all ages, including creating a corn husk doll, making a hand-dipped candle, using a cider press to make apple cider and much more. Admission is $5 per person.


“Harvest festivals have been around for many years, dating back to the early days of our nation,” said History Museums Manager Travis Halstead. “We hope to provide a glimpse into this historic tradition while providing fun for the community.”


In addition to historic tradition, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy face-painting and pumpkin painting.


About the Virginia Beach History Museums:

The Virginia Beach History Museums include the Francis Land House, Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums, which provides stewardship of the city’s historic resources and programs to educate the community about local history.

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