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Fridays at Gibbs Farm: In Search of Lillie Belle Gibbs

August 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gibbs Farm hosts a special program inspired by the new book release, Grasshoppers in My Bed.
Join Terry Swanson, historian and author of Grasshoppers in My Bed, as she introduces Lillie at age 11 in 1877, through 11 Grasshoppers in My Bed-inspired topics, for 11 minutes each, all right here on the farm where she grew up. You’ll love getting to know Lillie! Sessions are scheduled every 15 minutes beginning at 12:15.  Join in for a session or two, or as many as you like!
Artist’s activity: Join Peggy Stern, illustrator of Grasshoppers in My Bed, for a 3-step journal making adventure, based on illustrations from the book: Step 1 “Search & Draw” – a “treasure hunt” of the site, Step 2 “Fold  & Create” – make an 8-page booklet to illustrate, Step 3 “Dip & Write” – use a dip pen like Lillie Belle used to do. This activity is on-going throughout the day and can done at own pace.  Steps can be done individually or in order. Please allow about an hour for all 3 steps.
To order or get more information Grasshoppers in My Bed, see the book page and order form.

The site is open from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  Allow time to enjoy the outdoor setting and visit the gift shop! Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. 

Note: These are the only programs/tours scheduled for this day.


August 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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