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Holiday on the Farm

Fun on the Farm

Saturdays from 11am to 2pm

Fun on the Farm Activities are FREE crafts and activities that highlight farm life and the late Victorian era.  These Saturday events are an opportunity to step back into history and enjoy the simple things of life.  
*Special events hosted by the San Ramon Historic Foundation are fee-based programs that require registration and will be indicated as such.
 

 

December

Dec 3 - Holiday Wreath Making
*One wreath wire per family will be distributed

Make your own hand-crafted wreath to decorate for the holidays. Savor the scent of fresh greenery we will gather and use from around the Farm.

Dec 10 - Holiday on the Farm

Enjoy an old-fashioned holiday gathering at Forest Home Farm Historic Park. Have a traditional holiday family experience including visits with Santa, old-fashioned ornament making, holiday entertainment, refreshments, and enjoy a Victorian holiday tour of the Glass House Museum.
* This event is from 11:00am-3:00pm

Dec 17 - Christmas Cards

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and see samples of Victorian era cards. Make your own to take home.

HOLIDAY CLOSURE:  December 24, 2022 – January 2, 2023

 

January

Jan 7       Jacks & Marbles

Jacks and Marbles have origins in ancient history and were a popular pastime for Victorian children. Learn the history and try your hand at the game.

Jan 14    Era of the Iron Horse

Trains were and are a huge part of transporting food and other goods across the land. Learn the history of our local “iron horse”, the current trail, and make a train craft.

Jan 21    Victorian Music

Listen to some old time music and make your own instrument to take home


Jan 28    Evergreens

Evergreens have always been adored in winter for brining color to the landscape. Explore the farm to see these amazing trees planted by Ruth Boone and discover the wonders of the Redwood, Stone Pine, and Douglas Fir.

 

February

Feb 4      Quilting
Come and learn about the history of quilting and create your own paper quilt square


Feb 11    Victorian Valentines Cards

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Learn how the Victorian’s celebrated Valentine’s Day and make your own Victorian Valentine.

 

Feb 18    Mystery Gadgets & Tools

Take a look at some of the most unusual items from the Forest Home Farms collection. Identify items from the past and guess what they were used for.

Feb 25           Working Dogs

Dog is Man’s best friend! Visit with some working dogs and see them doing their jobs, like sheep herding. Make a craft to take home. Please leave your canine companion at home.