On Wednesday, November 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Island Farm, in Manteo, will host its annual “Garden to Hearth” event to celebrate the fall season and the Thanksgiving holiday. Visitors will learn the various ways that Roanoke Island families prepared for the winter months in the 1850s. Join our interpreters as they cook over the hearth, pickle root vegetables, smoke mullet in the smokehouse, make candles, and construct simple grapevine wreaths! Both candle and wreath-making are included with the $10 cost of admission for those aged 4 and older; those aged 0-3 years old may enter the site for free. This event is sponsored in part by Twiddy & Co.
Island Farm, located on the north-end of Roanoke Island, offers a trip back in time to the mid-19th century Outer Banks. The living history site offers daily programs including visits with the site’s Corolla wild horses, live blacksmithing, farmhouse tours, toys and games, weaving, and other traditional crafts. Island Farm hours are Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through November. The farmstead is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo, on Roanoke Island.