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Halloween Fun: Pumpkin Decorating at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, New Jersey

Posted By Roxy On October 5, 2008 @ 12:00 pm In Kid Stuff, Kids Stuff | No Comments


Did you know we have a working historical farm right here in Morris County, New Jersey?  Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster bequeathed [2] Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, New Jersey to the Morris County Park Commission in 1979, to be preserved as a “living historical farm,” the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.

General Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, bought the property in the mid-1800s and built the impressive Gothic Revival home, The Willows. Charles Foster purchased the farm in 1881, changing its name to Fosterfields, and it was here that Caroline Foster lived 98 of her 102 years. As she wished, Fosterfields offers an incomparable opportunity to experience our agricultural heritage, providing through its living history programs and tours a fascinating look at life in the late Victorian era.

On Sunday, October 26th, Fosterfields celebrates Halloween with pumpkin decorating from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.  Pick your pumpkin and decorate it for Halloween with natural plant materials, take part in Hallween games and harvest activities outside on the living historical farm.

[2] Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, off Kahdena Road in Morristown, NJ.  Phone:  (973) 326-7645.

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