KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Volunteer Ben Gonzalez perched at the top of the lighthouse, waiting to show visitors around.
The North Fork is seeped in history. From whaling in Greenport to farming in Riverhead, these 10 family-friendly historic buildings, museums and observatories bring the region’s agricultural and maritime past to life.(more…)
Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Long Island Livestock Company shears Louise the llama at the 2014 fair (Credit: Katherine Schroeder)
s all add up to a great time at the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.
Visitors will observe and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fibers into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. Many of the events also demonstrate how things were done in years past on the farm.
“It’s to the celebrate the fiber arts and crafts like knitting, weaving, spinning yarn and dying wool,” said Beth Motschenbacher, assistant director at Hallockville Museum Farm. “The fibers all come from animals on the farm like wool from sheep, fibers from llamas and alpacas, as well as angora from rabbits.” (more…)