Summer on the Oliver Kelley Farm

For immediate release

Release dated: 
February 15, 2017
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Summer on the Oliver Kelley Farm

As school goes on break, the Oliver Kelley Farm is the perfect family destination all summer long with plenty of outdoor fun and room to run. Help tend growing crops, learn about heritage and modern breeds of pigs, cows and sheep, and bring in the summer harvest from the gardens and fields.

Summer events and programs are free with regular site admission and include: 

  • Farm Animal Weekend: June 3 & 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
    Learn about animals’ roles in 19th century farming and today’s agriculture, including meeting heritage breed animals at the historic farm and modern livestock at the Farm Lab Barn.
  • Father’s Day Weekend: June 17 & 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Spend a summer day exploring 1860s and modern-day agriculture. Fathers receive free admission when accompanied by a child.
  • Dairy Days: June 24 & 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Discover how farmers cared for dairy cows in the 1860s versus today and sample dairy products in the Historic Farmstead kitchen and new Learning Kitchen.
  • Farmer’s Fourth of July: July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Celebrate Fourth of July 1860s style with speeches, games and more at the Historic Farmstead, then head to the Farm Lab for 21st century crafts, games and ice cream.
  • Children’s Farm Chore Challenge Day: July 22 & August 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    In July, kids can learn about 19th century chores at the Historic Farmstead, then return in August to learn about how farm tasks are done in the 21st century.
  • The Useful Art of Pickling: August 12 & 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Try your hand at historic and modern pickling techniques in the Historic Farmstead kitchen and Learning Kitchen.