Historic Deerfield Holding First Sheep on the Street Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend to Highlight How Sheep Shaped New England Crafts and Culture | The scene

Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend to highlight how sheep have shaped New England trades and culture

DEERFIELD, Mass. – Historic Deerfield is hosting its first annual Sheep on the Street event this weekend from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend is an opportunity to celebrate the sheep’s role in early New England farming history.

The event is family-friendly and invites visitors to come face-to-face with historically significant sheep and lambs, watch sheepdog herding and shearing demonstrations, and learn about textiles and processing. wool. The event will also include kid-friendly activities such as make-and-go craft projects and a sheep-themed scavenger hunt.

Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern at the Deerfield Inn will offer take-out picnics, as well as on-site dining with a selection of wines and spring food, including a selection of sheep’s cheese.

Activities and demonstrations include: herding sheepdogs, shearing sheep, sorting fleeces, gathering wool, carding wool, spinning wool, dyeing yarn, weaving , make-and-take crafts, and a sheep-themed scavenger hunt.

The Flynt Center of Early New England Life will be open during Sheep on the Street, and historic homes will also be open for tours.

Admission to “Sheep on The Street” is included with general admission to Historic Deerfield, which is $18; teens 13-17 are $5; children under 12, members and residents of Deerfield and South Deerfield are free.

About historic Deerfield. Historic Deerfield is a museum of early American life located in an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley, Massachusetts.

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