Old timey Thanksgiving set for NH Farm Museum Saturday

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MILTON - The New Hampshire Farm Museum will be holding its annual Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving event Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m, with tours led by costumed guides evoking the spirit of the 1860s when Thanksgiving was first celebrated as a national holiday.

Activities will include children's games, singalongs, and tasting period-appropriate goodies including pies, mulled cider, and other desserts. Kids can pitch in and prepare other period fare. Attendees will also have a chance to tour the 50-acre farm on a wagon ride.

Among the garb-adorning guides will be Brookfield's Carolyn Chase, who will portray Grandmother Sally Wallingford Jones. She'll recount the events of 1863 when President Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving as a way to promote unity in a divided country. In Lincoln's honor, there will be a reading of the Gettysburg Address, which set in motion his efforts to repair a nation torn by conflict.

Admission is $10 for nonmembers and $5 for children, with discounted rates for museum members. More information can be obtained by calling 652-7807.

The N.H. Farm Museum is operated by a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving and sharing the stories of the Granite State's rural past. Housed in the iconic 275-foot-long Jones Farm, the museum holds several special events annually to engage visitors of all ages.

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