News On The Farm – May


Dear Friends,

Greetings from Hallockville!

We have a lot of good news and great events to share with you in this issue of News on the Farm.

Good fortune came our way for the roof of the Homestead and the Homestead Barn recently. With much gratitude we thank Doug Corwin from Crescent Duck Farm, Maura Daly, Greg Adams, Georgia Adams, Nancy Kesler, Dee Muma and Edgar Goodale and family from Riverhead Building Supply for their generous donations to make the roof repair of the Homestead and the Homestead Barn possible. Felix De Los Santos and his crew at Line Home Enterprises did an amazing job, and Felix graciously donated the labor for the work on the barn. Many thanks to all!

(Left to right) Doug, Maura, Dee, Edgar, Felix and Luis


As for events, you will not want to miss our Fleece & Fiber Festival this Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is something for everyone to see and do, including shopping from more than 30 talented vendors, watching demonstrations of weaving, rug hooking, quilting, basketmaking and animal shearing, listening to the Old Time Jam band and touring some of our historical buildings. And don’t forget our fabulous bake sale. Bring the kids (12 and under are free) for a fun scavenger hunt, crafts and a puppet show!



Out and about the Farm

We couldn’t resist including this photo of Darla and Rosie taken by our Buildings and Grounds Manager Matt Boyle.

While there might not be a pot o’ gold at the end of this rainbow, we do treasure our friendly cows and all of the animals who call Hallockville home.

The Beekepers of Hallockville were out in full force this month, and you can tell by their smiles how much they enjoy what they do.

Hallockville’s educational bee yard is an open-air lab designed to take students’ beekeeping practices to the next level. Our lab teaches hands-on skills as well as the ability to analyze inspection data, while applying in the field what has been learned in previous classes.

It is not too late to join this fun and rewarding program. To sign up, click below.

Bee Yard Registration

We had a nice crowd for our last Walking History Tour, which focused on native trees of the East End.

Thanks to all who came and to retired federal park ranger and naturalist Mary Laura Lamont who led the tour!

Our next Walking History Tour is on June 2. See below for more information.


Walking History Tour, June 2 from 10 – 11:30 AM

Farming is hard work, and it was even more difficult before mechanical inventions of the 19th century paved the way for modern farming techniques. Agricultural expert Dale Moyer and historian Richard Wines will lead a tour of the barns, grounds and historical farm equipment, explain how the equipment worked and compare these tools to a farmer’s modern-day equivalent. Free for members and $10 for non-members. Register here: Walking History Tour

If you have children or grandchildren, they can enjoy exploring “Old Time Farm Equipment” with Jessica from Farm Hands here at Hallockville at the same time. $30 includes hands-on crafts. Register here: Spring Saturdays


Barn-Raising Supper

We could not be more excited for our Barn-Raising Supper on August 22nd to raise funds for the restoration of the historical Naugles Barn and honor past Board President Alfonso Martinez-Fonts.

There will be delicious North Fork food, an exhibit of lovely artworks that represent Hallockville, a short play about the Naugles daughters, music, unique silent auction items and more.

There are a number of different ways you can support this important event. You can buy tickets here Barn-Raising Supper Tickets, become a Sponsor by clicking here Barn-Raising Supper Sponsorship and/or donate an item, service or funds by emailing Barn-Raising Supper Donation.


Did You Know?

Did you know we have Von Scion daffodils here at Hallockville? Board Member Richard Wines took the photo below, found near the Homestead, which had been planted by the Hallocks. Von Scion daffodils were popular more than a century ago and are very tough. Not only are they located along the east boundary near Hallock State Park – an area that was not originally part of the museum property and only cleared a few years ago – but there is another row of them still struggling to survive mowing in front of the barn. Richard had them behind the house where he grew up on Sound Avenue. His grandmother always referred to them as “old fashioned daffodils.”


But, Wait, There’s More …

There are a lot of other things going on at Hallockville, including a host of crafting classes, the Country Barn Dance, Old Time Jam sessions, gardening and more.

Check out our full 2024 Calendar!


Thank you for all the ways in which you support Hallockville — be it by donating, volunteering, coming to our events, being a member and/or participating in our programs, we are very happy to have you as part of the Hallockville Museum Farm Family.

Looking forward to seeing you here!

All the best,

Heather Johnson

Executive Director


Looking for a unique camp experience for your children?

Check out our Summer Camp, which runs for seven weeks, July 1 – August 16.

You have the flexibility to sign up for one or more weeks, whatever works for your family.

For the first session, campers will celebrate the beginning of summer like farming families did long ago, including garden work, harvests and a lot more!

Camp Registration

Spring Membership Drive

Members make Hallockville the special place that it is, and membership has its benefits, including:

  • 10% discount in Miss Ella’s Gift Shop
  • subscription to Hallockville newsletters
  • discounts on workshops and selected events


Join Here!
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