Events at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead

Chrisholm Metro Park - Open Every Day 8AM to Dusk

Walk the grounds around the barns and farmstead, explore the nature playscape, learn form the interpretive signage, visit with farm animals.

View a schedule of Chrisholm Metro Parks sponsored Programs/Events including the Show and Tell on the Farm series.

Friends of Chrisholm Sponsored Events/Programs for 2022

Open House Tours - Chrisholm Farmstead

Apr through Sep, 3rd Saturday of the month, 1-3pm
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
Sat, May 21, 2022
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
Sat, Aug 20, 2022
Sat, Sep 17, 2022

SAPONIFICATION: SOME BASICS OF SOAPMAKING - CRISHOLM FARMSTEAD

In this program, participants will learn about soapmaking through history, including methods of American pioneers. The presenter will also demonstrate cold process soapmaking and then give participants the opportunity to make their own “soap melt” and pour soaps.
Sat, May 7, 2022 Time 1-3 PM

Friends & Family Reunion - Chrisholm Farmstead

Friends of Chrisholm members, Augspurger and Amish/Mennonite community descendants
Sat, Jun 25, 2022 Time 11AM-1PM (Registration opens 10:30 AM)

ALL ABOUT CELLARS - CHRISHOLM FARMSTEAD

The event will feature a short talk on the functional role of farmstead cellars with historical perspective followed by staggered small group tours of the Chrisholm cellar. The house will remain open for viewing as the staggered groups visit the cellar.
Sat, Aug 27, 2022 Time 1-3PM

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, RESTORING HEALTHY SOIL, AND ITS BENEFITS

This program will highlight a “new, old approach” to farming called regenerative agriculture which mirrors farming principles and techniques practiced by the Amish and Mennonite in Europe as far back as the 17th century, considered revolutionary at the time. In addition to discussing holistic practices that restore and maintain healthy soil, the program will cover benefits to farmers, improved food quality, and mitigation of climate change effects through carbon storage in soil. The program will conclude with a demonstration of how to use a soil testing kit with information on obtaining a kit for personal use.
Tue, Oct 4, 2022 Time 7-9PM

Annual Membership Meeting - Chrisholm Farmstead

Friends of Chrisholm Members
Sat, Oct 15 11AM-1PM (Registration opens 10:30AM)

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