Rokeby Museum to host Harvest Day

THE KOWAL FAMILY Band, featuring Maddie (13/fiddle), Finn (16/banjo), Ted (11/mandolin) and Max (17/guitar), will play at the Rokeby Museum’s Harvest Day on Sept. 19, from 12-3 p.m.

On Sept. 19, from 12-3 p.m., Rokeby Museum is hosting a family-friendly, autumnal celebration outside on the Rokeby lawns. The afternoon will be filled with kids activities, including crafts, games, story time and music.

Author Eugenie Doyle, will hold a read-along of her book, “Sleep Tight Farm,” at 12:30 p.m. Afterward, Rokeby staff will lead a historic tool talk and demonstration, sharing stories about family, food, farming and changes through time. Children are invited to paint harvest murals and participate in leaf collecting crafts and games. Free apples are provided by Champlain Orchards.

The Kowal Family Band will play throughout the afternoon, thanks to a sponsorship from Young Traditions Vermont.  The Kowal Family Band is a group of four siblings from northern Vermont singing and playing bluegrass music. Maddie (13/fiddle), Finn (16/banjo), Ted (11/mandolin) and Max (17/guitar).

All activities for the event are included with museum admission, masks required for unvaccinated participants.

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