WEST AMWELL, NJ – The summer season at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum arrives on May 4 with an Opening Day celebration.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, which is located at 1605 Rt. 29, just north of Lambertville.
The celebration is an opportunity to learn about Hunterdon’s cultural heritage and many activities are planned. The pottery wheel will be spinning. The corn grinder and rope maker will be out for all to try a hand-powered machine of the past. Visitors can take the corn they grind over to the 4H Fur and Feathers club area, where it can be fed to the chickens and other animals.
The Mt. Airy Dairy 4H club offer instruction on how to milk a cow. Delaware Valley Old Time Power Equipment Association will demonstrate what machines did once power was connected to them. The Black River and Western railroad crew will be replacing ties on its tracks and I its machines will be in action.
Antique cars will arrive by noon. Visitors can hang out in the hay wagon, bring a picnic lunch, watch the blacksmiths, and admire the tractors.
Admission will $5, children under 5 are admitted free. Individuals and families can become a member for $25 and enjoy free admission all year.
The Farmstead is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., May through October, and Wednesday mornings 9 a.m. to noon year-round. Volunteers are welcome.
For more information, visit the website.