Heritage Days, ribbon cutting Saturday at the Cecil County Farm Museum


ELKTON — In case You are not Amongst The numerous throngs Of people heading to the Maryland 5 Star at Truthful Hill Saturday then make plans to go to the Cecil County Farm Museum and Regional Agricultural Center, 820 Appleton Road in Elkton for Heritage Days.

That is typically a celebration of the historic previous of farming and farmers in Cecil County collectively with an official ribbon slicing ceremony at 11 a.m.

Matt Stauffer, president of the farm museum, and Cecil County Councilman Al Miller will emcee the ceremony.

By way of the celebration the founding members of the museum, which has been Inside the works For many years, Shall be honored.

The Cecil County Farm Museum was born in 1997 by A gaggle of 13 people Enthusiastic about preserving the farming legacy of the county. The primary official current was at Jerry’s Auto in Rising Pscorchingo voltaic in 2000 As a Outcome of the group labored on discovering a everlasting house. There have been a quantity of matches and begins till round 2013 when it was proposed that the farm museum might share An monumental tract with the Cecil County School of Know-how in Elk Mills.

Museum members went to work shortly to stabilize and renovate the constructings on the 8-acre former working farm acknowledged some 100 years in the past as Hoagland Gates-Broadlands Farm. The dairy barn is now the museum and studying center. A mannequin new pole constructing was added to the property in 2019 the place a current of farm gear reveals the evolution of agriculture technology.

Heritage Days runs from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. And might embrace scorching current jars of apple butter On the market, stay leisure, crafts distributors, hay rides, practice rides and demonstrations.

“We’ll have apple butter making, a beekeeper, a blacksmith and a cannery current,” said Paula Newton, a member of the museum board of directors.

Be joyful To current taking a flip at stirring the darkish brown, candy apple concoction simmering in large open kettles. Completely different demonstrations are deliberate for woodworking, decoy making and spinning.

Really the museum’s reveals Shall be open with volunteers Out there To elucidate about what life was like for farmers in Cecil County Greater than 100 years in the past. Be joyful to level and ask, “What’s that?”

The Truthfullanes Shall be having fun with all through the day Everytime you browse the basic tractors and automobiles.

Cecil County 4-H May even be there with reveals and An invite For youngsters To hitch.

Together with meals On the market from Rising Pscorchingo voltaic Church of the Nazarene, Galvinell’s in Conowingo and JC Kettle Corn, and the craft distributors, Newton said there would Even be Cecil County Farm Museum T-shirts and hats On the market.