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Fridays at Gibbs Farm: In Search of Lillie Belle Gibbs

July 8, 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!
Peggy Stern, artist and illustrator of Grasshoppers in My Bed, will conduct an ongoing journal activity in three steps. As you take an adventure into Lillie’s world, construct a simple paper journal booklet, go on a hunt across the Gibbs Farm site in search of objects you will draw to fill the pages, and try your hand at writing with pen and ink like Lillie did. A book signing is scheduled at 2:45, but Terry and Peggy are happy to sign your copy anytime during the program.
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.


July 8, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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