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Cobe Cup Drive

Buckley Homestead


Saturday, May 23

Noon – 4 p.m.


he Cobe Cup Drive is an annual summertime delight for those who showcase their vintage cars and for those who view the cars along the historic route. Watch the Cobe Cup from the front yard of historical Buckley Homestead. Can you think of a better place to put down a blanket, sit back in a lawn chair, and enjoy a picnic lunch while watching vintage cars file by? T

The Hot Hookers – Rug Hooking Workshop Thursday, June 11 and Saturday June 13 (a two day class) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $40 (Includes materials) Minimum (5) maximum (12) Reservation and payment deadline: May 29 For questions call 219-947-7275 Call 219-769-PARK

Cars leave the Crown Point Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. and should drive by Buckley about 45 minutes to an hour later. Arrive early to see the farm. Buckley’s own 1916 Model T will be on display.

Owners who want to drive in the cruise should contact the Crown Point Chamber of Commerce at 219-663-1800.

After the drive has passed Buckley, instead of the horseless carriages, Buckley Homestead’s horses will pull a wagon to the Indian Camp in the Back 80 for you to visit the Woodland Indians.

Meet the Farm Animals and Sheep Shearing

Description: Students will learn the basics of rug hooking with a little history from instructor Jean Kolberg. They will hook their own 6½ x 8 inch flower mat to complete in a two day session. Complete instructions for the piece will be provid- ed and demonstrated in class. A student hooking frame will be provided for use in class and if desired may be purchased from the instructor. Rugs are made under the shade of the Buckley Homestead trees. This finished rug qualifies as a 4-H project under needle craft other, punched needle work. Bring scissors, note- book, and pen (handouts will be supplied). Come in your work clothes. The class will last through lunch so bring a sack lunch and a cold drink.

Basket Workshops

Buckley Homestead

Sunday, May 31


Noon – 4 p.m. (Sheep will be sheared about 1 p.m.)

o you know what a sheep eats the most? Have you felt the difference between the hair on a horse’s nose and the mane on its neck? 4-H youth and other volunteers bring their animals to show. Learn about the animals care, feeding and practical uses. Also learn about 4-H and the many projects these 4-Hers do. D

Why do we shear sheep? Come see how different they look after they’ve been sheared. What happens with the wool? Do we use it dirty or clean? How do we clean it? What else happens to the sheep when they are sheared? Buckley Homestead’s Cotswold and mixed breed sheep will be featured and sheared. This is a wonderful program for families.

Experienced teacher, Julie Duttlinger offers two classes for each basket. Partici- pants should bring a 3+ gallon bucket, 8+ clip clothes pins, old scissors, a pencil, tape measure or ruler, awl or small flat screwdriver or knitting needle, old towel, and spray bottle for water. If under age 15, it is recommended that parents stay during the workshop. Come in your work clothes. The class will last through lunch so bring a sack lunch and a cold drink.

“Stained Glass Basket” Thursday, June 4 or Saturday, June 6 $30.00 (includes materials)

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Minimum (7) Maximum (18)

Reservation and payment deadline: May 29

Call 219-769-PARK

Description: rectangle 12” x 7” x 11” tall, woven bottom, wooden handle, color with diamond design in middle (4-H Level B)

Buggy Drive and Demonstration Buckley Homestead County Park

“Mother Earth Basket”

Thursday, June 18 or Saturday, $30.00 (includes materials)

June 20

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Minimum (7) Maximum (18)

May 31, 2009

Reservation and payment deadline: June 12

Call 219-769-PARK

M embers of the Carriage & Sleigh Association of Northwest Indiana will con- duct a buggy drive around the park site during the morning hours. In the afternoon, the group will show how driving classes or categories are judged, including the popular historic clothing class. A narrator will describe the skills to the public. For more information about the Carriage Association of America visit www.caaonline.com

Description: earthy brown tones, 10” round x 5” tall, wooden disc bottom, wooden square handle (4-H Level C & D)


Buckley Homestead

Threshing Day

Sunday, July 26

Noon – 4 p.m.


Buckley Homestead Saturday, July 25

hreshing was a community task, especially since there was generally only one thresher in an area and all had to work together to harvest each farmer’s grain. After completing this arduous task the farmers were rewarded with a grand threshing meal cooked by the women folk. Buckley volunteers will be busy cooking in the wood burning stoves or open hearth fireplaces. See this part of history come to life and join in the Threshing Day work. T

6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Registration and check in

7:30 a.m. Race Start Call 219-696-1570 for information or pre-registration

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