Gibbs Farm presents new programs and returning favorites this year

Gibbs Farm: Pathways to Dakota & Pioneer Life will offer new programs and returning favorites for the 2017 season.

Visitors of all ages will be offered a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the native people of this area, the Dakota, and a look at the craft and kitchen heritage of the pioneers who settled, farmed and raised families in 19th-century Minnesota. The new Gibbs Farm Fridays series will focus on the day-to-day lives and activities of the women from both cultures and will include a new topic each week. The series will run every Friday from June 9 to Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Returning favorites will include Ice Cream Sundays throughout the summer, Gibbs Halloween and the Apple Festival in the fall, and Dakota Day, Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.-4p.m. Dakota Day celebrates the contributions of the Dakota, Minnesota’s First People, with language presentations, crafts, food and more.

Gibbs Farm will be open Wednesday, May 17, through Saturday, Oct. 28. The farm is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Fridays for the Farm Fridays series.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, and $5 for children ages 4 to 16. Children 3 and under are free. Ramsey County Historical Society members receive free admission to regular events and free or discounted admission to special events.

For information on events, programs, Gibbs Farm Day Camps or school field trips, go to www.rchs.com/gibbs-farm/ or call 651-646-8629.

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