Without a doubt, agriculture has played an important role in the formation of this country and has touched virtually every aspect of human life. At the Bement-Billings Farmstead, students explore their connection to the farm through interactive communications with trained museum guides, the study of 19th century artifacts, and five selected hands-on activities. These activities may include: churning butter in a real pre-Civil War kitchen; learning lessons in a one-room school; carding and spinning wool to make yarn; weaving on hand looms; visiting a wood-working shop; learning about herbal remedies and wild foods; designing a quilt square; watching a blacksmith work on a forge; experiencing oral history through storytelling; or playing old-fashioned games. In addition to the tour, you are invited to spend some extra time at the Farmstead. Picnic facilities are available for lunch.