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2022 Gibbs Farm Opening Day & Book Launch!

May 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come visit us on our opening day and learn all about RCHS’s new publication Grasshoppers in My Bed: Lillie Belle Gibbs, Minnesota Farm Girl, 1877!

Grasshoppers in my Bed author Terry Swanson and illustrator Peggy Stern will be on site at Gibbs Farm Opening Day with author talks, activities, and book signings scheduled in the Red Barn at 10:30 am, 12:30, and 2:30 pm. Also that day, guests at Gibbs may take farmhouse and Dakota lifeways tours, see farm animals, and participate in a chore obstacle course and other farm demonstrations.

Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children over four. RCHS members are free. Pre-registration is recommended (but not required). Click here to register.

The new book Grasshoppers in My Bed: Lillie Belle Gibbs, Minnesota Farm Girl, 1877 by author Terry Swanson and illustrator Peggy Swanson is a work of historical fiction created to capture a year in the life of Jane and Heman Gibbs’ youngest daughter Lillie Belle Gibbs. The idea for the book sprouted during the first Gibbs Girl Day Camp years ago when a curious participant wondered aloud: “What was it really like to live on this farm back then?”

Books will be for sale at the author talk and in the Gibbs Farm giftshop for a reduced price of $16 for this event only. Regular cost is $20 and $18 for RCHS members.


May 28, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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