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Shelton Volunteers Help At 'Holiday At The Farm' Agriculture Event In Derby

Volunteers from the Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton have been helping out at the "Holiday at the Farm" event at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby since late November. The holiday tours run through Saturday, Dec. 19.
Volunteers from the Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton have been helping out at the "Holiday at the Farm" event at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby since late November. The holiday tours run through Saturday, Dec. 19. Photo Credit: Google Maps

SHELTON, Conn. -- Volunteers from the Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton have been helping out at the "Holiday at the Farm" event at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby since late November. The holiday tours run through Saturday, Dec. 19.

At the event, participants can learn about Connecticut agriculture and the legacy of Osbornedale Farm. Each room is decorated to the theme of “Holiday at the Farm,” focusing on the animals of the farm and crops grown in Connecticut.

Tours will take place from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 18, the museum will present "Twilight Tours" to show off the glow of the decorations, from 4-6:30 p.m.

For more than 30 years, volunteers have created the holiday decorations at the museum.

Aside from members of the Olde Ripton Garden Club, members from the Derby Garden Society, Garden Club of Orange, Long Hill Garden Club, Naugatuck Garden Club, , Oxford Garden Club, Pomperaug Valley Garden Club of Woodbury, Roxbury/Bridgewater Garden Club, Women Redefining Retirement of Milford and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club have also helped with this event.

Admission is free, donations are accepted. The Osborne Homestead Museum, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located off Route 34 on 500 Hawthorne Ave., in Derby.

To register for group tours and for more information, please call (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov. For more information on the Osborne Homestead Museum, click here .

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