Harvest scenes are a very common theme in Art. This presentation will include works of art by Winslow Homer, Albert Bierstadt, Benjamin Champney and others. This presentation will explore paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs to survey historic tools and techniques used to harvest apples, corn, hay, and grains. Traditional harvest time activities and celebrations such as husking bees, pumpkin carving, and hay rides will also be explored.
Display options may include harvest tools and equipment and harvest products such as flax, grains, etc. Optional hands-on activities may include stooking and shelling corn, processing flax, making corn husk dolls or "action figures", straw crafts, processing grains, bobbing for apples, playing snap apple, wagon ride, harvest camp fire, etc.