A Homestead in Spring: Celebrating New Life and Growth at Remick Museum

A Homestead in Spring: Celebrating New Life and Growth  at Remick Museum

TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, APRIL 17, 2018 -- At Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village, spring officially arrives with Spring On The Farm on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This new event celebrates new life and growth on the historic homestead, with time-honored seasonal experiences and festive, family-friendly activities.

Throughout the day, visitors have the opportunity to visit the museum's baby farm animals, such as goat kids, lambs, and Hazel, a heifer calf, the farm's most recent arrival. In addition, a brood of baby chicks will be less than three weeks old on the event date. Related activities include an equine foot care demonstration by farrier Mark Albee and the Carroll County Clovers 4-H Club will show their working steers.

Event goers will also find evidence of new life in the greenhouse and on the museum grounds. Under cover, vegetable and herb plants will be seen sprouting, as spring bulbs and naturally growing plants show signs of the early growing season across the homestead. Event attendees can gain gardening tips from museum gardener Shannon Maes, gather for a garden talk or fruit tree pruning demo, and visit the garden shed for information about bees and other garden helpers, as well as pests. Two guided plant ID walks will reveal what's springing up on the grounds and museum herbalist Carol Felice will lead participants in a sensory exploration of their findings, including taste. The Binsack Trail, with interpretive kiosks, will be open for walking.

A tool sharpening demonstration will be presented by Geoff Burke and festivities will include face painting, dancing around the maypole, playing historical games, a scavenger hunt, and reveling with the Firebird Morris Dancers of Harrisville, New Hampshire. On the craftier side, and for an additional fee, visitors can paint a clay flower pot to take home, seeds included.

"I'm not sure if Remick has ever been this cute," said farm manager Lindsey McAllister. "We are excited to show off the museum grounds after what's been a long stretch of cold weather and I know visitors will be thrilled to get outside to meet our newest arrivals and enjoy the fun activities."

Light snacks of hot dog and s'more kits will be available for purchase for roasting over an open fire pit, while supplies last.

Some of the day's offerings are scheduled events. Visit the museum's website for times and a complete listing of planned activities. The Museum Center will be open for self-led tours.

The cost for the event is $10.00, $5.00 for children ages 5-10, and free for children ages 4 and younger. Members receive a $2.00 discount. The event will take place rain or shine.

Founded in 1996 and open year round, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is located in Tamworth Village, NH, where we celebrate 200+ years of agricultural tradition and interpret the world of the country doctor through the lives of Dr. Edwin "Doc" Crafts Remick (1903-1993) and his father Dr. Edwin Remick (1866-1935).

In addition to the Museum Center and historic Captain Enoch Remick House (c. 1808), the museum features walking trails, vegetable and herb gardens, grazing pastures, agricultural outbuildings, a maple sugar house and more. Workshops, classes, history-based events and farm-to-tale dinners occur in all seasons.

Remick is a member of ALHFAM (The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums), as well as part of Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail.