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Frolic at French Farm
Community explores historic farm in Greenwich
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Greenwich, CT | Added on September 15, 2013 At 08:04 PM

"It's such a beautiful piece of history and so enchanting." said Barbara MacDonald, co-chair of Frolic at French Farm.


Children and their families discovered the magic of French Farm in Greenwich on Sunday afternoon.
French Farm was the first Greenwich property listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a designated Local Historic Property. 

Susan Larkin, co-chair of Frolic at French Farm said "The late David Wierdsma wanted French Farm to be open to the public at least one day a year every year. So we are working with the Friends of French Farm to make it welcoming and active and exciting."

MacDonald added "It's really the first time that French Farm has been open to the community at large for people of all ages."

Now a living work of art, the 4-acre Farm combines nature and man-made objects that families were able to explore and take part in a treasure hunt throughout the day.

MacDonald added "We developed a special treasure hunt where they will find some of the artifacts that David Wierdsma collected and that have special meaning to him."

Larkin added "From petrified wood to minerals to of course his animals."

Local artists were also able to set up their easels throughout the farm and children took part in arts and crafts inspired by the landscape.  MacDonald said "What we like to do is offer programs of all sorts that are informative in a variety of subjects. Some of it is art, some of it is history. Some of it is landscaping."

Larkin said "Encouraging the appreciation and understanding and enjoyment of the cultural landscape. The landscape that has been changed and shaped by humans."

For more information about other programs with the Greenwich Historical Society, visit greenwichhistory.org.


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