Kelley Farm will celebrate Farmer’s Fourth of July


The Kelley Farm's Bob Quist spoke at a July 4 event.
The Kelley Farm’s Bob Quist spoke at a July 4 event.



One of the Kelley Farm's oxen.
One of the Kelley Farm’s oxen.

Celebrate the Farmer’s Fourth of July at the Kelley Farm. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn and watch the spring lambs and calves prance about. Visitors can also join in 19th-century games such as town ball, the precursor to modern baseball, and participate in an oratory and debate from the front porch. Enjoy the company of family and friends along with the farm’s costumed staff and celebrate the most important holiday in America in the 19th century.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4. Fee is $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and Minnesota Historical Society members.