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The City of San Ramon's response has been and will continue to be thoughtful, calculated, deliberate, and in conformance with CCHS's professional recommendations. The City will continue to follow the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, as we resume various program opportunities and activities. 

Please be patient with staff and volunteers as they do their best to assist us in the re-opening of our programs.

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.

Air Quality Concerns
During the fire season, the City may cancel outdoor programs when air quality becomes unhealthy. The City will cancel all outdoor programs once the AQI reaches 150. You may view the local AQI by visiting the Fire and Smoke map at AirNow.gov

December

Dec 4                     Holiday Wreath Making

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 11                   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 our Victorian Santa , old-fashioned ornament making, holiday entertainment and refreshments.

Dec 18                   Victorian Christmas Cards

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

Dec 24, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022                 Closed for Holidays

 

January

Jan 8       Barn Owls

Did you know that the Farm has barn owls that live in our barns?  Come learn the origins of their name, and make an owl craft to take home.

Jan 15    Embroidery
Victorian’s loved to embroider. Come learn some basic embroidery stitches and see what you can create.

 Jan 22    Calling Cards

Learn about the history of calling cards, what they were for, different signs and meanings and make your own calling card to take home.

Jan 29    Snowflakes

Experiencing snowfall in the San Ramon Valley is not very common.  However, settlers to the valley often came from different states, enduring weather from all 4 seasons.  Learn about the uniqueness of a snowflake and make a one-of-a-kind popsicle stick snowflake to enjoy at home.

 

February

Feb 5      Groundhog’s Day
Explore Groundhog Day's shadowy history as well as interesting facts about the custom. Make a Groundhog craft to take home.

Feb 12    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 19    Weaving

The early settlers to North America hooked their old clothing on to burlap bags as a way of warming cold damp floors. It is an environmentally friendly craft that recycles old clothing and cloth scraps. Come try this craft for yourself.

Feb 26          Cows

Cows were once part of Forest Home Farms livestock and continue to be an integral part of the San Ramon Valley.  Just take a look on the hillsides and you can see cows grazing on the grass.  Come milk our fake cow and take home a cow craft.

 

March

Mar 5                 Pinch Pots

Rural potters usually dug clay from the earth on their own farms, often finding good clay near the bend of a river. We’ll give you your own clay to fashion a pinch pot to take home.

Mar 12          All About Bees

Learn about these pollinator’s: how important they are to our food supply and what you can do to help save them. Taste honey and make a bee craft.

Mar 19          Tin Punching

Many historians believe tin punching actually first appeared in 14th-century Europe in the form of pierced tin lanterns.  You will get the chance to learn how to punch tin and make your own creation.

Mar 26   Butterflies

Learn what bugs and butterflies visit the garden. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies. Make your own butterfly craft.