Monday, April 24, 2017

Wool Days Spring Festival Celebration - April 29 and 30, 2017

Wool Days Spring Festival Celebration
Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017

Monmouth County Historical Association will host the Wool Days Spring Festival program at Holmes-Hendrickson House, 62 Longstreet Road, on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm. In addition to the traditional Wool Days festivities, MCHA had added expanded programming and events this year for families to enjoy.

From Monmouth County Park System’s Longstreet Farm, watch sheep being sheered, take a wagon ride, and learn from volunteer docents the way wool was used in Colonial America with spinning and weaving activities. Longstreet Farm will provide wagon rides between the two living history sites.

Visitors to Holmes-Hendrickson House will be able to try their hand at carding and spinning wool, then tour the 1754 farm house. Join us for this rare and exciting opportunity to observe wool processing from start to finish. Along with spinning and weaving, MCHA will also have food trucks and vendors selling local goods ranging from wool products to honey.

Begin your tour at historic Longstreet Farm at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel. Please check with Longstreet Farm about wagons rides if inclement weather. The spinning and weaving portion of the program at the Holmes-Hendrickson House will occur regardless of weather.

Holmes-Hendrickson House, c. 1754, is a remarkable survival of Dutch vernacular architecture and is located on Longstreet Road adjacent to the County Park System’s Longstreet Farm.

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898. The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street in Freehold, NJ. Museum hours are: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Library is open Wednesdays through Saturdays. The Historic House museums are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from May 1 through September 30, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For further information about the Association, call 732-462-1466 or visit

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