Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum 2016 Hours and Events

The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum 
2016 Hours and Events



The Poore Farm Museum is an historic homestead / settlement documenting one family's life from the 1830's to the 1980s.  The house, barns and outbuildings are all in original condition and reflect their use and era.   The feeling one gets when you enter the homestead is to step back in time, to one that existed prior to rural electrification of the northern most regions of NH.

June:  hours

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                     Open to the public:
                        * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                         
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $10.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”

July:  hours and events 

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                     Open to the public:
                        * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                       
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $10.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”


* Saturday & Sunday July 2nd  & 3rd  @  THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
***  American Mountain Men – Living History at the Poore Farm ***
The "Great North Woods Party", the local chapter of the American Mountain Men, will have a Living Historic encampment at the Poore Farm for two days.
See The American Mountain Men, their traditions and way of life.  See how our Nation's greatest, most daring explorers and pioneers lived and survived alone in America’s vast wilderness, using only what nature had to offer.  Visitors will see firsthand what life was like on the frontier and how the guns of the era work. 
Open to the public 11:AM to 4:PM

Admission is a Suggested Donation of $10.00, Accompanied Children Under 12 are FREE! 
All Contributions Are fully Tax deductible.





* Saturday & Sunday, July 2nd & 3rd  @ THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
***  22nd  Annual Open Barn & Celebration   ***
Celebrating Our Founder's 131st  Birthday and 22 Years of Public Service.
 View the many displayed artitfacts, meet the directors and volunteers, enjoy the music and some old-world demonstrations.
 Music by: Harold Boydston, Playing Authentic Western Cowboy Tunes on Guitar and Mandolin.
Period Dressed Reenactors will be on hand again this year demonstrating Weaving, Spinning and Soap Making., Tanning hides and crafting axe and hatchet handles.  Audience participation is encouraged! Try a Drop Spindle or another 1800's craft!
Do not miss this event !
                                              
Free Birthday Cake and Lemonade will be served.
Open to the public 11:AM to 4:PM

Admission: is a Suggested  Donation of $10.00, Accompanied Children Under 12 are FREE! 
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.







August:  hours and events

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                         Open to the public:
                        * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                         
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $10.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”

* Saturday August 13th : @ THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD AMPHITHEATER
*** Poore Music, Arts & Homesteading Festival 2016 ***

Full Details at:  http://poorefest.blogspot.com

A Day Long Musical Event
The concerts will show case a number of talents across a variety of genres ranging from traditional folk, bluegrass, to progressive rock and roll.  Fire dancers too!
 The event is being held at The Poore Homestead’s Amphitheater and Stage venue, just off NH Route 145 in Stewartstown. Watch for signs.
The Museum will also be open throughout the day, allowing guests the chance to view over 180 year’s worth of Poore Family history.
Proceeds to benefit the Poore Family Homestead Museum
Open to the public 11:AM – 11:PM
Admission is by Donation (Suggested $10 Per Adult), Accompanied Children Under 12 are FREE !

September:  hours

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                              Open to the public:
                          * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                         
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $10.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”


Directions: from Colebrook go 7 miles north on NH Rte 145 to Stewartstown.

Sponsored by:  The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy
and The Tillotson North Country Foundation


For more info call (603) 237-5500, or visit: www.poorefarm.org

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Poore Farm Music, Arts and Homsteading Festival 2015


Please join us for Poore Fest 2015 !
The Poore Family Foundation is hosting the Poore Farm Music, Arts and Homesteading Festival 2015, a daylong musical and educational event, on Saturday, August 22nd and 23rd.  Gates open at 11:00 am, the 23rd will be open mic / jam session.
The Poore Fest will show case a number of musicians across a variety of genres ranging from traditional folk, to the Blues, to Bluegrass, to classic Rock and Roll, even Fire dancers for after dark, and MORE!  A full schedule of performers and activities will be posted the day of the event.
Featuring:
Master of Ceremony, DJ Tiffany / Lady Beefheart:
Harold Boydston,
Strawberry Farm Band,
Joe Wilkins & The Iron Ranger, Starring The Goodhue Brothers,
The Mountain Says No,
H o r n b e a m,
Electric Sorcery, &
Phoenix Bazaar Fire Dancers.

The Poore Family Music, Arts and Homesteading Festival 2015, will take place on the grounds of the 100 acre Poore Family Homestead and Museum campus, located on NH Route 145, in Stewartstown, NH, Saturday August 22nd and into Sunday August 23rd. Sunday afternoon will be an open jam session for any musician who would like to join in.
The Festival will be held at the Poore Farm’s out-door stage and amphitheater. Parking will be in the south field.
The Stage and amphitheater venue were developed in 2004, with funding, in part, from the NH State Council on the Arts, with the purpose of expanding the Museum’s capability to host artistic and cultural events in the North Country.
The Museum has been hosting live events and demonstrations since 1986.
The mission of the Poore Family Foundation is to conserve, continue and propagate the traditional spirit, values and philosophy of living of the settlers who lived on the headwaters of the Connecticut River Valley.
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance has recognized the Poore Family Farm as one of the “Seven Sites to Save”, and is listed as an Endangered Historic Property in 2014.
Proceeds from Poore Fest 2015 will directly support the Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum, their programs and future events. The Foundation, Kenneth Poore has created, is to serve as a historical and educational site, to a way of life that existed prior-to rural electrification.
There is an increasing interest and need for locally grown organic produce, homesteading, permaculture and reconnecting with the land within the general and especially the younger population.  The Poore Farm is the perfect venue to be an example and resource of education and connecting our community. This year we will be further engaging the local community, by bringing in educators, homesteaders, Bee keepers, horticulturalist, herbalists and farmers from the surrounding area for educational purposes.
Learn About : Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms, Plant Sex & Seed Saving, Bee Keeping, Vintage Lanterns, Growing Hops, Soap Making, Hula Hooping, Community Building, Climate Justice and More!
More at: http://poorefest.blogspot.com / 603-237-5500 / info@poorefarm.org
The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum will also be open through out the day, allowing visitors the chance to view over 180 year’s worth of Poore family history between performances.
 Poore Fest 2015 will be presented at the Poore Homestead’s amphitheater and stage venue, just off NH Route 145 in Stewartstown, NH.  Seven (7) Miles north of Colebrook. Watch for signs.
Admission:  $20 per adult, accompanied children under 12 are FREE.
All proceeds will benefit the Poore Farm Museum.
For additional information, please contact the Poore Family Foundation at 603-237-5500 or http://poorefest.blogspot.com

Directions:  7 miles North of Colebrook on NH Route 145, watch for signs.
Bring a chair or a blanket.
Tent Camping, pack-in pack-out.
All pets must be leached and cared for.
Food and beverages vended on site

Sponsored by: The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy,
The Tillotson North Country Foundation, Bruce Katz DDS and Steven Ellis.



Musicians or educators interested in participating in this or next year’s event, please contact the Poore Family Foundation at 603-237-5500 or info@PooreFarm.org


Monday, June 29, 2015

Poore Farmily Homestead 2015 Hours and Events

The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum 
2015 Hours and Events


The Poore Farm Museum is an historic homestead / settlement documenting one family's life from the 1830's to the 1980s.  The house, barns and outbuildings are all in original condition and reflect their use and era.   The feeling one gets when you enter the homestead is to step back in time, to one that existed prior to rural electrification of the northern most regions of NH.

June:  hours

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                     Open to the public:
                        * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                         
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $10.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”

July:  hours and events 

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                     Open to the public:
                        * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                       
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $8.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”


* Saturday & Sunday July 4th & 5th     THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
***  American Mountain Men - Reenactment at the Poore Farm ***
The "North East Company", the local chapter of the American Mountain Men, will have an historic encampment at the Poore Farm for two days.
See The American Mountain Men, their traditions and way of life.  See how our Nation's greatest, most daring explorers and pioneers lived and survived alone in America’s vast wilderness, using only what nature had to offer.  Visitors will see firsthand what life was like on the frontier and how the guns of the era work. 
Open to the public 11:AM to 4:PM
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $10.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE! 
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.






* Sunday, July 5th : THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
***  21st  Annual Open Barn & Celebration   ***
Celebrating Our Founder's 130th  Birthday and 21 Years of Public Service.
 View the many displayed artitfacts, meet the directors and volunteers, enjoy the music and some old-world demonstrations.
 Music by: Harold Boydston, Playing Authentic Western Cowboy Tunes on Guitar and Mandolin.
Period Dressed Reenactors including Hope Carpenter will be on hand again this year demonstrating Weaving, Spinning and Soap Making.  Audience participation is encouraged! Try a Drop Spindle or another 1800's craft!  Lady Beefheart will be on hand to demonstrate brain and egg tanning animal hides, and Albert Cloutier will be back again, crafting axe and hatchet handles out of White Mountain Ash.
Do not miss these demonstrations !
                                               
Free Birthday Cake and Lemonade will be served.
Open to the public 11:AM to 4:PM
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $10.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE! 
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.





August:  hours and events

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                         Open to the public:
                        * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                         
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $8.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”

* Saturday August 22th :  THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD AMPHITHEATER
*** Poore Music, Arts & Homesteading Festival 2015 ***
A Day Long Musical Event
The concerts will show case a number of talents across a variety of genres ranging from traditional folk, bluegrass, blues to progressive rock and roll.  Fire dancers too!
 The event is being held at The Poore Homestead’s Amphitheater and Stage venue, just off NH Route 145 in Stewartstown. Watch for signs.
The Museum will also be open throughout the day, allowing guests the chance to view over 180 year’s worth of Poore family history.
Proceeds to benefit the Poore Family Homestead Museum
Open to the public 11:AM - On
Admission is $20.00 Per Adult, Accompanied Children Under 12 are FREE !


September:  hours

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                              Open to the public:
                          * Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                         
Admission is a suggested  Donation of $8.00, accompanied children under 12 are FREE!
All contributions are fully Tax deductible.
“Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”


Directions: from Colebrook go 7 miles north on NH Rte 145 to Stewartstown.
Sponsored by:  The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy
and The Tillotson North Country Foundation

For more info call (603) 237-5500, or visit: www.poorefarm.org

Monday, February 18, 2013

Poore Farm, 2013 Hours and Events (thus far)

The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum 
2013 Hours and Events


The Poore Farm Museum is an historic homestead / settlement documenting one family's life from the 1830's to the 1980s.  The house, barns and outbuildings are all in authentic condition and reflect their original use and era.   The feeling one gets when you enter the Homestead is to step back in time, to one that existed prior to rural electrification of the northern most regions of NH.

June:  hours
THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

                     Open to the public:

        * Weekdays-- from 11:AM to 1:PM    (or as posted)

        * Saturday & Sunday--11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)

                        “Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”

July:  hours and events 

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                     Open to the public:
          * Weekdays-- from 11:AM to 1:PM     (or as posted)
          * Saturday & Sunday-- 11:AM to 4:PM   (or as posted) 
                        “Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell”.


* Sunday, July 7th  : THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD FARM MUSEUM
***  19th Annual Open Barn & Celebration   ***
Celebrating Our Founder's 128th  Birthday and 19 Years of Public Service.
 View the many newly displayed artitfacts, meet the directors, enjoy the music and an old-world demonstrations.
 * Music by: Harold Boydston, Playing Authentic Western Cowboy Tunes on Guitar and Mandolin.
* Hope Manseau will be demonstrating: rug weaving on the Poore Family loom, preparing wool and spinning on a traditional spinning wheel.  Be ready to get involved. Hope will have you helping in the process and showing you how to make yarn on a drop spindle that you can make at home.    Hope will also be demonstrating how soap was make in the 1800s.

* Free Birthday Cake and Lemonade will be served.
Open to the public 11:AM to 4:PM
Admission is by Donation.  All contributions are fully Tax deductible.

* Sunday July 7th :    THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD FARM MUSEUM
***  American Mountain Men - Reenactment at the Poore Farm ***
The "Great North Woods Party", the local chapter of the American Mountain Men, will have an historic encampment at the Poore Farm for one day.
See The American Mountain Men, their traditions and way of life.  See how our Nation's greatest, most daring explorers and pioneers lived and survived alone in America’s vast wilderness, using only what nature had to offer.  Visitors will see firsthand what life was like on the frontier and how the guns of the era work. 
Open to the public 11:AM to 4:PM
Admission is by Donation.  All contributions are fully Tax deductible.

August:  hours and events

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                         Open to the public: 
          * Weekdays-- from 11:AM to 1:PM    (or as posted)
          * Saturday & Sunday--11:AM to 4:PM    (or as posted)
                                   “Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”

* Sunday August 11th : THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC  MUSEUM
***   Poore Fest 2013 ***
The Poore Family Homestead Music Festival 2013 
Featuring:  Local Talents Across A Variety Of Musical Genres
From Traditional Folk To Classic Rock And Roll.
Harold Boydston Will Be Back and Much More…
Held At the Poore Farm Amphitheater and Stage Area.
 South field parking, Watch for signs.

Admission: $8 per adult, accompanied children under 12 are FREE.
Open to the public 11:AM to 6:PM

September:  hours

THE POORE FAMILY HOMESTEAD HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM
                              Open to the public:
            * Weekdays-- from 11:AM to 1:PM    (or as posted)
             * Saturday & Sunday--11:AM to 3:PM    (or as posted)
                                    “Pack a picnic basket and stay a spell.”

Directions: from Colebrook travel 7 miles north on NH Rte 145 to Stewartstown.

Sponsored by:  The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy
 and The Tillotson North Country Foundation

For more information please email info@PooreFamilyFoundation.org or call (603) 237-5500

Thank you.

Richard J. Johnsen,
Executive Director,
The Poore Family Foundation 


POORE FEST 2013
Please join us…
The Poore Family Foundation is hosting Poore Fest 2013, a daylong musical event, on Sunday, August 11th, from 11 a.m. to 6: p.m.
The Music Festival will showcase a number of local talents across a variety of genres ranging from traditional folk to classic rock and roll.  A schedule of performers will be posted in advance of the event.
The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum will also be open throughout the day, allowing visitors the chance to view over 175 year’s worth of Poore family history.
 Poore Fest 2013 will be presented in the Poore Homestead’s Amphitheater and stage area, just off NH Route 145 in Stewartstown.  Watch for signs.
All proceeds will benefit the Poore Farm Museum.
Admission:  $8 per adult, accompanied children under 12 are FREE.
Musicians interested in performing on this day, or at one of our other events, and for additional information, please contact the Poore Family Foundation at 603-237-5500 or info@poorefamilyfoundation.org.