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July 2020

A Day at Lost Ruby Farm

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Lost Ruby Farm is a small farmstead specializing in crafting cheeses from the milk of its small herd of pasture-raised goats. Owners Adair Mali and Antonio Guindon also raise chickens for egg production, pigs for their whey consumption and and for butchering, and a limited number of turkeys available at Thanksgiving. Join Adair as she shows you around the farm...she may even introduce you to the goats.

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A Hike on the Norfolk Land Trust Trails

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Norfolk has hundreds of miles of trails through beautiful woods and fields, many of them arriving at a summit like Dennis Hill or Haystack Mountain, from where you can look out at a broad, scenic view. This virtual walk lets you sample trails maintained by the Norfolk Land Trust, which publishes maps for downloading and use when you visit in person.

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Tour: Four Notable Norfolk Houses

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

This video tour compares and contrasts the exterior architecture of four notable Norfolk houses: The Joseph Battell House (aka Whitehouse), Knolly Brook, Beechwood Cottage and Tea and Cozy Cottage. The four represent different periods in Norfolk's history and demonstrate the changing visions of fashionable design. Tour leader Tom McGowan offers a glimpse of several other historic buildings along the way.

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Tour of Husky Meadows Farm

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Take a virtual tour of one of Norfolk's most varied farms. Husky Meadows Farm grows organic produce and makes its own pickles and soups. It has a thriving farm stand, sells Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and, when possible, will return to its accustomed place at the Norfolk Farmers Market.

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Tour of Historic Center Cemetery

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Center Cemetery is the oldest of Norfolk’s burial grounds, established in 1757 on Old Colony Road. Many Norfolk notables are interred there, including James Mars, who in 1798 at the age of eight was the last slave bought and sold in Norfolk. Mars was freed at age 21, eventually wrote an autobiography and lived until 1880. This virtual tour is led by historian William Hosley, former curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, and former director of…

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February 2021

Spanish Cooking Class: Tortillas de Patatas

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Tortillas de Patatas (Spanish omelet or Spanish tortilla) is a traditional dish from Spain and one of the signature dishes in Spanish cuisine. It is an omelet made with eggs and potatoes, sometimes including onion. It can be served hot, or at room temperature as a tapa. Martiña Gago, who will demonstrate this recipe, is from Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). Although Galicia is less known than some of Spain's more touristed cities and areas like Madrid, Barcelona or Sevilla, and…

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How the Norfolk Curling Club Makes Ice

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Nothing is more essential to the sport of curling than ice, and having just the right ice makes the experience better. This video is a brief overview of the painstaking process of making ice at the Norfolk Curling Club. Unlike your community skating rink, it takes many days, numerous volunteers and an intense focus on the quality and texture of the ice. Watch as the club transforms a bare concrete slab into a curling sheet by combining multiple layers of…

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Historic House Tour: The Alders

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

The Alders is one of Norfolk’s grandest estates. Built in 1898 to a design by Ehrick Rossiter, who also designed the Yale Norfolk Music Shed and the tower on Haystack Mountain, the Alders features stunning architectural details including intricate cherry woodwork, majestic Moorish arches, 20 stained glass windows, unique tile and wood fireplace mantels and many more period details. Take a virtual tour of this grand estate and learn about Charles Spofford, the wealthy New Yorker who commissioned Rossiter to…

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What Do Farmers Do in Winter?

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Everyone knows that in summer farmers are busy taking care of crops and animals, taking produce to market, making cheese and the other myriad seasonal tasks that they have to get done. But what happens in the winter when the weather is too cold to grow vegetables and the animals (and people) want to stay indoors? Find out from three of Norfolk's farms: Husky Meadows Farm, Broad Field Farm and Lost Ruby Farm. They are all very different in the…

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