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School Programs

Our mission is to re-connect the community with our shared agricultural heritage, and a very important part of that is our education programming. We are passionate about engaging children and encourage parents and educators to explore how the resources available at Hallockville can be incorporated to formal and informal curricula.

Hallockville Museum Farm is a unique educational resource-- it is the only place in Suffolk County where you will find history combined with a working farmstead. Our 28 acre campus has 18 historic buildings spanning 250 years on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island. Animals, gardens, and farmland are all important elements of our working landscape. In addition, Hallockville is part of over 500 acres of preserved land that stretches to Long Island Sound and is a great venue to have school programs.

We have several standard educational programs that each can be tailored to suit the needs of particular groups. In addition, we can develop additional and specific programming for special events and purposes.

Hallock Homestead Program

The Hallocks are one of the "first families" of the North Fork and were part of the Puritan exodus from England in the early-17th century. The museum farm gains its name from the Puritan tradition of carving out a piece of the family farm for male heirs of marrying age. The land on which the museum farm sits came into the Hallock family in the late 18-th century. The Hallock Homestead includes the Homestead House, Barn, and outbuildings. There is a large collection of agricultural and household artifacts that show how farming was done over the last 250 years.

Note: Activities are subject to change based on the season, the availability of materials, and volunteers.

Immigrant Farmer Experience Program

During the late 19th-century, a transition was occurring on the North Fork- Eastern European immigrants were moving into the area and purchasing many farms. By the 1930's, more than 80% of the homes on Sound Avenue were owned by these immigrants. The museum farm has restored the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Naugles Barn, and Trubisz Family buildings - these are direct connections to the important contributions that immigrants made to East End agriculture.

ruth in class

Class with Ruth

molasses cookies

Making Molasses Cookies

artifact lesson

Artifact Lesson

shear sheep

Shearing Sheep