Pioneer Life, Old-Fashioned Farming to Draw Kids to Durham Museum


Ready to get the kids into hands-on old-fashioned farming? This Saturday, Nov. 12, head to Durham so they can learn how to grind corn, raise chickens, spin wool, make cider, grow crops and can food at the Museum of Life and Science’s Harvest Festival.

The festival lets folks step back in time to see the science behind pioneer life and the culture of Native Americans in eastern North Carolina, says Nancy Dragotta-Muhl, Fall Harvest event coordinator.

Watch the Goat Patrol demonstrate weed and brush removal, make your own jewelry, attend a story time, then feed a pumpkin to the pigs. The event also offers kids a chance to learn about sustainable living as representatives from area organizations will talking about where food comes from and why buying local makes a difference. Your kids can also join in games such as Find a Penny in a Haystack and Stuff a Scarecrow.

To learn more about the Museum and to see the Fall Harvest activity schedule, visit or call 919.220.5429.

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