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On Saturday, April 4, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum hosted its annual Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival. Photo courtesy R.E. (Ron) Marabito for Heritage Farmstead Museum

On Saturday, April 4, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum hosted its annual Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival.  Hundreds of children and their families enjoyed egg hunts for children, and guests of all ages delighted 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 also included hands-on demonstrations, historic exhibits, baby animals, spectacular Percheron draft horses pulling the Farmstead's vintage wagon and much more.

"This year's Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival was wonderful day full of a variety of fun and educational activities," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen.  "Hundreds of guests joined us for some good, old-fashioned springtime fun on the farm!"
 
One informative event demonstration, entitled 'Sheep to Shawl,' detailed the work of pioneer North Texas farmers on the Blackland Prairie who labored hard with their flocks. Farmstead staff and volunteers showcased the art of sheep shearing, as well as weaving, skirting, washing, dying, and spinning wool.       

The event also featured an Texas Vintage Baseball League exhibition game featuring the Plano Cats against the Farmers Branch Mustangs.     

Saturday, April 4 was also 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 features video, artifacts and photos from the Dallas Steers, Rebels and Eagles and Fort Worth Cats.

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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