Farm museum will kick off 2017 events

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will celebrate opening/planting day on May 6.

The museum shows visitors the story of the Northern Neck farmer and engages them in understanding the many contributions that the lifestyle of agriculture has contributed to the community, the Commonwealth and the nation, reported Wayne Smith.

Burgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be served on opening day, said Smith.

Among other upcoming events, the museum on July 8 will feature Threshing Day; July 15, Farm to Fork dinner with barbecue chicken and a disco jockey; September 16, Peddlers at the Barn (with seminars); September 30, Corn Maze opens; October 14, Farm to Fork dinner with seafood; October 28 and 29, Fall Festival.

The farm museum has an extensive farm equipment collection and welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

There are various educational programs. To schedule a class or group visit, contact the museum at 761-5952, or bayman2@hughes.net.


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