The Claude Moore Farm at Turkey Run in McLean, Va., will hold an 18th century threshing day next Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.
The farm is a typical small tobacco farm of the Colonial period, where the public can observe the farmer as he follows the seasonal cycle of planting, cultivating and harvesting, while the wife performs the domestic tasks in her one-room log house. On threshing day the public can help the family complete the fall chores, to thresh and winnow wheat, grind corn and make yeast cakes. Once the chores are finished there will be 18th century games to play, period music and hot cider and sugar cakes.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1.50 for senior citizens and children ages 3 to 12. The farm is at 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean. Call (703) 442-7557.