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February, 2018
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The Reconstruction EraFriday, February 23, 2018 09:00am - 04:00pm

The time after the War Between the States was very difficult. This is an immersion event during which visitors encounter living historians from the year 1868. They will re-enact the life of many different people: the US Army Occupation Officer and soldiers, former Confederate soldiers, Irish share cropper, temperance ladies, cow hunters, freedmen, storekeeper and more. Witness this pivotal time in our history as returning soldiers fought for work with foreign immigrants, cattlemen tried to rebuild their herds, and farmers were trying to scratch out a subsistence living. Temperance marchers tried to reduce the consumption of alcohol. Come see, hear and feel what life was like during a hard period when this farm first came into existence. $5 per vehicle.

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The Reconstruction EraSaturday, February 24, 2018 09:00am - 04:00pm

The time after the War Between the States was very difficult. This is an immersion event during which visitors encounter living historians from the year 1868. They will re-enact the life of many different people: the US Army Occupation Officer and soldiers, former Confederate soldiers, Irish share cropper, temperance ladies, cow hunters, freedmen, storekeeper and more. Witness this pivotal time in our history as returning soldiers fought for work with foreign immigrants, cattlemen tried to rebuild their herds, and farmers were trying to scratch out a subsistence living. Temperance marchers tried to reduce the consumption of alcohol. Come see, hear and feel what life was like during a hard period when this farm first came into existence. $5 per vehicle.

March, 2018
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Plowing Up the PastFriday, March 02, 2018 09:30am - 03:00pm

See how fields were plowed for the spring plantings. See different types of field plows and antique tractors. These antique tractors are a display of farming equipment and a way of life circa 1930’s and 1940’s, a reflection of rural American history. Observe, as the participants work the land plowing and disking. Volunteers in period clothing will be at the farmstead demonstrating period crafts and interpreting the farms history. We will also have the Southern Syrupmakers Association here at the park having a cane syrup tasting contest. Come and vote for your favorite cane syrup!  $5 per vehicle.

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Plowing Up the PastSaturday, March 03, 2018 09:30am - 03:00pm

See how fields were plowed for the spring plantings. See different types of field plows and antique tractors. These antique tractors are a display of farming equipment and a way of life circa 1930’s and 1940’s, a reflection of rural American history. Observe, as the participants work the land plowing and disking. Volunteers in period clothing will be at the farmstead demonstrating period crafts and interpreting the farms history. We will also have the Southern Syrupmakers Association here at the park having a cane syrup tasting contest. Come and vote for your favorite cane syrup!  $5 per vehicle.

April, 2018
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Partake of the PastSaturday, April 14, 2018 09:30am - 03:00pm

Travel back in time and discover an 1885 working farm. Girl Scouts and docents demonstrate various tasks, skills, and games of the era. This is what might have happened in an1880’s farm during the day. Chores, and games; a part of life. Then enjoy the day with an old fashioned picnic in the farm.

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Partake of the PastSunday, April 15, 2018 09:30am - 03:00pm

Travel back in time and discover an 1885 working farm. Girl Scouts and docents demonstrate various tasks, skills, and games of the era. This is what might have happened in an1880’s farm during the day. Chores, and games; a part of life. Then enjoy the day with an old fashioned picnic in the farm.

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Earth Day and Heritage Nursery Plant SaleSaturday, April 21, 2018 09:00am - 01:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day. Learn about "Florida Friendly Landscaping", "Protect the Environment: What GRU is Doing", "Plants for Pollinators", and more.  
Browse our Heritage Nursery Plant Sale where we will be selling heritage plants which grow in Dudley Farm gardens, and also many native plants and trees. Walk around the Dudley farmhouse and gardens.  $5 per vehicle.

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