Sheep-to-Shawl Festival

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April 21, 2013

10-5pm.

Philipsburg Manor

Sleepy Hollow

All Ages

$14; $12 seniors; $8 children ages 3-17 years; free children 3 years and younger

Event description: Celebrate the arrival of spring on the farm! Sheep-shearing, dyeing wool, and weaving cloth are just some of the activities. Scottish border collies display their skills with sheep-herding demonstrations throughout the day, while newborn lambs frolic. Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques.

Address: 381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: 914-631-8200
Website: hudsonvalley.org

About Philipsburg Manor


Philipsburg Manor was a thriving farming, milling, and trading center owned by the Philipses, a family of Anglo-Dutch merchants. They rented land to tenant farmers of diverse European backgrounds and relied on a community of 23 enslaved Africans to operate the complex.

Visit here to participate in hands-on activities of the 18th century and learn the riveting yet little-known story of enslavement in the colonial north.






About Philipsburg Manor

Standard hours: 10am to 4pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: Yes

Wander along a picturesque woodland path and enter the year 1750. Philipsburg Manor was a thriving farming, milling, and trading center owned by the Philipses, a family of Anglo-Dutch merchants. They rented land to tenant farmers of diverse European backgrounds and relied on a community of 23 enslaved Africans to operate the complex. Visit here to participate in hands-on activities of the 18th century and learn the riveting yet little-known story of enslavement in the colonial north.
Parking: Free
Nearest public transportation stop: 639 Bedford Road
Play area: No
Party room: No

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