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Millbrook Village
If interested in the rural textile history of the 1860s-1900s, make a bee line for Hill House, in Millbrook Village, about 1.5 hours west of NYC. The guild provides weekend volunteers from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and for special events throughout the year, such as Millbrook Days, celebrated on the first weekend in October. In Hill house, you will find a 1700's barn-frame loom, an early 1900's rug loom, and several smaller looms for sample weaving. Spinning and flax production equipment is housed here, and natural dyeing is demonstrated in October. For more complete information and travel directions, please visit the website.

Millbrook Village
Old Mine Road
Millbrook, New Jersey
www.millbrooknj.com

(Part of the Delaware Water Gap National Park)
www.nps.gov/DEWA/planyourvisit/to-millbrook.htm

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Quite Valley is located about two hours west of NYC and depicts German farm life from the 1760s through 1913. The farm is open from late June through Labor Day with special programs throughout the year, such as their Harvest Festival, held the second weekend in October. At Quiet Valley, you will see weaving on a barn-frame loom, hand spinning and natural dyeing, and be sure to notice the handwoven linens in the Farmhouse bedroom. The curtains are made of 10,800 yards of handspun, hand-dyed wool, and were woven by FIH member Barbara Lord.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Quiet Valley Road
Stroudsburg, PA
www.quietvalley.org
(570) 992-6161

Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History
Fort Delaware is a snapshot of pioneer fort life from the mid-1700s. While you are enjoying all the spinning, weaving and dyeing being demonstrated, don't be surprised to hear the occasional sound of the canon being fired, and smell some bread baking in the colonial-era outdoor oven!  And when you visit, be sure to say hello to Director Linda Dexter, who is a member of our guild.

Fort Delaware
6615 Route 97
Narrowsburg, New York
Phone (845) 807-0261 (September-April)
Phone (845) 252-6660 (May-August)
www.scgnet.us/orgMain.asp?storyid=199

Cooper Mill "Born to Be Shorn" Event
(3rd Saturday in May)
66 Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-5463
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp