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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Cornhusk Dolls

August 4th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017; 9:30 to 10:30 AM

Where: Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669

Price: $5 per vehicle

Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children, in both Native American and Colonial American families, used husks to fashion dolls. We love the simple beauty of corn-husk dolls: they’re understated, easy to make, even for children, and truly ingenious — requiring not much more than some husks and twine. This is a child friendly workshop.

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Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Partake of the Past!

April 7th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Where: Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W Newberry Road

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 an 1880’s farm during the day. Chores, and games; a part of life. Then enjoy the day with an old-fashioned picnic on the farm. An educational period immersion and crafts.

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Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

 

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Things To Do In Gainesville Fl: Dudley Kids – Moo Cows

January 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Dudley Kids – Moo Cows

Saturday, January 14, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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We will have a cow station where children can milk a (wooden) cow. We will have a hands-on craft area were children can make a cow mask. And an area demonstrating butter making, and different types of milk. Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month. Children and adults alike, ages 5 and up can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history, and a farming way of life. $5 per vehicle

Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL  32669

 

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville: Dudley Kids – A Victorian Valentine

February 9th, 2016 · No Comments

Dudley Kids - A Victorian Valentine

Things To Do Gainesville:  Dudley Kids – A Victorian Valentine

Join us at Dudley Farm on the second Saturday of the month.  Children and adults alike, ages 5 and up can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education.  Learn about history, and a farming way of life.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 10am-2pm
WHERE:  Dudley Farm Historic State Park
COST: $5 per vehicle

Visit the Event Website for more details.

Information courtesy of Gainesville FL Real Estate Expert Linda Luetjen

Tags: Area Info · North Central Florida Real Estate · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville: Storytelling Around the Campfire

November 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Things To Do Gainesville:  Storytelling Around the Campfire

Storytelling Around the Campfire

Storytelling Around the Campfire — Several people from local old-time Florida farm families will talk about their experiences in the olden days. A Dudley ghost story will be included.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6-8pm
WHERE:  Dudley Farm Historic State Park
COST:  $5

Visit the Event Website for more details.

Information courtesy of Gainesville FL Real Estate Expert Linda Luetjen

Tags: Area Info · North Central Florida Real Estate · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville: Paint-Out at Dudley Farm

November 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Things To Do Gainesville:  Paint-Out at Dudley Farm

Paint-Out at Dudley Farm

A gathering of artists will be capturing the beauty of Dudley Farm. Artists work will be available for purchase. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Educational Center fund. In cooperation with the Gainesville Fine Arts Association.

WHEN:  Sunday, November 8, 2015 – 9am-3pm
WHERE:  Dudley Farm Historic State Park
COST:  
$5

Visit the Event Website for more details.

Information courtesy of Gainesville FL Real Estate Expert Linda Luetjen

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Things to do Gainesville: Visit Dudley Farm Historic State Park

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Experience Florida farming in Gainesville with a visit to Dudley Farm Historic State Park.  On the farm you will be able to see how life was for three generations of the Dudley Family from the 1880s to the mid 1940s.  As you walk around the farm you will see the original farmhouse with original furnishings and the kitchen outbuilding from the 1880s.  There is also a general store and post office. The park staff will be dressed in period customs and doing daily activities like tending livestock and taking care of the crops.  Some of the crops that they grow are sugar cane and corn.  In the autumn the staff performs cane grinding, boiling and bottling.  Some of the heritage livestock that you will be able to see include Cracker cows and Barred Rock chickens. 

After you have visited all the buildings and seen the animals you may want to take a hike on the nature trail where you can see deer, wild turkeys, and many local Gainesville birds.  Be sure to bring lunch so you can enjoy it in the beautiful surroundings of Dudley Farm at the picnic area.

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