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Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum sets opening day

The summer season arrives at the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway (Route 29), just north of Lambertville, N.J., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with its Opening Day celebration.

Learn about the local agricultural heritage. Many activities are planned. The pottery wheel will be spinning. The corn grinder and rope-maker will be out for visitors to try a hand-powered machine of the past.

Take the ground corn to the 4H Fur and Feathers club area to feed the chickens and other animals. The Mt. Airy Dairy 4H club will teach visitors how to milk a cow and then direct them to the Cabot cheese tent where they can taste samples.

Delaware Valley Old Time Power Equipment Association will show visitors what machines did once power was connected to them. The Black River and Western RR crew will replace the ties on the tracks and visitors can see their machines in action.

Snacks, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase; picnic lunches are welcome.

See antique cars parked on the property; hang out in the hay wagon, watch the blacksmiths and admire the tractors. Admission is $5, children under 5 are free. Individuals and families can become a member for $25 and enjoy free admission all year.

The Farmstead is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. May through October and Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon year round. Volunteers are welcomed. Visit