Museum supper highlights Open Farm Day

15 years ago

    The Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum will host Open Farm Day weekend offering tours both Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25. There will also be a public supper featuring roast beef and ham on Saturday from 4:30 until 6 p.m. The price is $8 per person and it includes an entrée, side dishes, homemade rolls, dessert and a beverage.
    During the day from 1 p.m. through the supper, volunteers will provide tours that include the main museum, the barn and the Ross School. Volunteers have been busy this summer completing the installation of new siding and windows in the museum and are in the process of building an addition on the Ross School.
ImageHoulton Pioneer Times Photo/Karen Donato
VOLUNTEERS AT WORK — Adding a shed to the Ross School. Colby Shaw, on roof, president of Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum, looks the situation over, while Jay Clark, vice-president measures for the next board to be put in place. The museum will be open both Saturday and Sunday for tours during Open Farm Weekend. Saturday hours are 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

    Many new items have been added to the inventory, so there is always something new to see.
    The museum will be open again on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is one of the locations included in the Open Farm Day taking place throughout the state of Maine on July 25.
    Come early for a tour and then attend a musical concert from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium. Local musical talent will offer some entertainment with donations being accepted for ongoing projects at the museum. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
    If you haven’t visited the museum this will be a good day to stop by. The museum is located eight miles north of Houlton on Route 1 next to Porter’s Gas Station. It is handicapped accessible and wheelchairs are available. There is plenty of parking.  For more information call 538-9300 or 532-7125.
    In Smyrna Mills visit the Spring Break Maple & Honey Sugar House and Gift Shop at 3315 US Route 2. Learn about beekeeping. See inside a beehive with their observation hive and watch a beekeeping video. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 757-7373 or 757-8818 for more information or visit the Web site;