On Sunday, October 22, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) will hold a demonstration about heirloom apples from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the current exhibition #HandsOnHistory:
On Sunday, October 22, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) will hold a demonstration about heirloom apples from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the current exhibition #HandsOnHistory: Living Off the Land. Featuring Peter Montgomery, owner of Montgomery Gardens Heirloom Apples & Orchards in Warren, CT.
The demonstration is free to the public – an interactive way to learn about the connections between historic and modern-day agricultural practices.
The demonstration will include a presentation accompanied by apple tastings and activities. According to Montgomery – who claims he is on a mission to save Connecticut apples – hundreds of original ancient apple trees still exist in the state: “While many might be in rough shape, with a bit of pruning and TLC, they can be restored.”
#HandsOnHistory: Living Off the Land will run through Sunday, November 5, providing an interactive exploration of Ridgefield’s agricultural heritage through the tools farmers used in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each Sunday in October, family demonstrations showcase skilled experts and artisans as they practice various traditions of farming or food production.