Holmdel, NJ -- Monmouth County Historical Association will present its annual family program known as “Wool Days” at its Holmdel site, the Holmes-Hendrickson House, on Saturday, April 23 from noon to 3 p.m.
Wool Days is held in cooperation with the spring sheep shearing at neighboring Longstreet Farm. Visitors to Holmes-Hendrickson House will be able to try their hand at carding and spinning wool and then tour the 1754 farmhouse. A large walking spinning wheel will be set up on the grounds to demonstrate spinning. Guests will have an opportunity to observe wool processing from start to finish. Hayrides will be available to transport visitors from Longstreet Farm to Holmes-Hendrickson House, weather permitting.
Lambs at Longstreet Farm, photo by Patricia Szakats
Holmes-Hendrickson House is a rare survival of Dutch-style architecture and is on Longstreet Road adjacent to the Monmouth County Park System's Longstreet Farm. Along with MCHA's other 18th century sites – Marlpit Hall in Middletown, Allen House in Shrewsbury, and Covenhoven House in Freehold -- it is open to the public free of charge from May to September on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.