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FOREST HOME FARMS PARKING LOT CLOSED. PARK AT 20503 SAN RAMON VALLEY BLVD.  Enter by walking San Ramon Valley Boulevard sidewalk.

 

ANNUAL HISTORIC FOUNDATION CRAB FEED

Visit www.SRHF.org to get your tickets to the annual San Ramon Historic Foundation Crab feed. Proceeds benefit the maintenance of structures and programs at Forest Home Farms Historic Park.

 

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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.
 

January

Jan 7       Jacks & Marbles - Cancelled due to weather
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 - Cancelled due to weather
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.


March

Mar 4                 Fun with Felt
Learn how felt is made from sheep’s wool.  Give “wet felting” a try and make a wool ball or bracelet to take home.

Mar 11          Soap Making
Learn the art of soap making using natural ingredients and fall scents to make your own soap to take home.

Mar 18          An Irish Tradition
Did you know before being named San Ramon the name, Limerick, was up for consideration? There were many Irish settlers to the San Ramon Valley. Come learn about their history in the valley and some longstanding traditions.

Mar 25   Tea Time
In 1998 Ruth Boone donated Forest Home Farm to the City of San Ramon. Come celebrate Ruth Boone by enjoying one of her favorite pastimes, having afternoon tea. Learn about the tradition of tea and see many of the antique tea cups & saucers from the collection. Sample some teas and make a fun craft


April

Apr 1               Easter on the Farm
Learn about Easter traditions from the early 1900’s and decorate your own Easter-themed cookie!

April 8                                    Wonderful Walnuts
Learn about the history of walnut processing and the inventions Travis Boone contributed. See some old equipment in action and make a fun walnut craft to take home.

April 15          Arbor Day
Why are trees so important?  Come to the Farm to learn and watch a tree being planted.  Take home a handmade tree craft.

April 22                            Sheep Shearing Day*
Sheep Shearing Day, presented by the San Ramon Historic Foundation. 

*Tickets required.
For more information and tickets visit
www.srhf.org.

April 29          Old Fashion Toys & Games
See some of the antique toys and dolls from the Forest Home Farms collection and try your hand at some Victorian games!