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On Saturday, April 4, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum will host its annual Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival. The event features an egg hunt for children ages eight and under, but guests of all ages will also delight in the joys of spring on the Blackland Prairie with the shearing of the Farmstead's sheep and a variety of other family-friendly activities for all ages.

On Saturday, April 4, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum will host its annual Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival.  The event features an egg hunt for children ages eight and under, but guests of all ages will also delight in the joys of spring on the Blackland Prairie with the shearing of the Farmstead's sheep and a variety of other family-friendly activities for all ages.

The event will also include hands-on demonstrations, historic exhibits, baby animals, spectacular Percheron draft horses pulling the Farmstead's vintage wagon and much more.

"We invite everyone to join us for a fun day on the Farmstead," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen.  "Bring a picnic lunch, spread out on a blanket and take a step back in time!"

One informative event demonstration, entitled 'Sheep to Shawl,' will detail the work of pioneer North Texas farmers on the Blackland Prairie who labored hard with their flocks. Farmstead staff and volunteers will showcase the art of sheep shearing, as well as weaving, skirting, washing, dying, and spinning wool.        The event will also feature an Texas Vintage Baseball League exhibition game featuring the Plano Cats against the Farmers Branch Mustangs. Players will be on hand to speak to guests and maybe even provide a few batting lessons!

Saturday, April 4 will also be opening day for the Farmstead's featured exhibit Take Me Out to the Ballgame: The History of DFW Baseball . The exhibit will run through June 3. The exhibit focuses on Metroplex-area teams within the Texas League and will feature video, artifacts and photos from the Dallas Steers, Rebels and Eagles and Fort Worth Cats.

The Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Egg hunts for children four and under start at 10:30 a.m. and 11 30 a.m. Egg hunts for children ages five to eight years start at 11:00 a.m. and noon.

Online pre-registration is encouraged but not necessary. However, guests receive a discount for early registration. Online pre-registration tickets are $6 each, or tickets are $8 at the door on the day of the event. Heritage Farmstead Museum members may purchase pre-registration tickets for $5 each or obtain tickets at the door for $6 each.

Online registration for the event is available at http://tinyurl.com/FarmsteadSpring or call 972.881.0140

About The Heritage Farmstead Museum:
The Heritage Farmstead Museum, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours, field trips and programs for 35,000 visitors each year.  For more information, call 972.881.0140 or visit www. heritagefarmstead.org. 

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