2004-05-13 / Other News

Wyckoff Museum Celebrates Mother’s Day

With Tea & Tulips & Appropriate Maypole
By Yolanda Pittman
Wyckoff Museum Celebrates Mother’s Day


Children (and adults) strolled around the Maypole, a fitting tribute to the early part of the month. 				          Yolanda PittmanChildren (and adults) strolled around the Maypole, a fitting tribute to the early part of the month. Yolanda Pittman

With Tea & Tulips & Appropriate Maypole

By Yolanda Pittman

Celebration of Mother’s Day kicked off early on Saturday, May 8th at the Wyckoff Farmhouse and Museum from 1 to 4 PM with their annual free Mother’s Day Tea and Tulips Festival. Musician Linda Russell was on hand to give instruction on the many colonial era instruments available for children and adults alike to experiment.

There was dancing around the Maypole, a traditional dance to celebrate the arrival of spring, and butter churning, as well, as other events depicting the early Dutch settlers.


Musician Linda Russell played the zither, while allowing youngsters to play guitar and other musical instruments.Musician Linda Russell played the zither, while allowing youngsters to play guitar and other musical instruments.

Tea, crackers and bread were also available to all participants to enjoy along with the freshly churned butter, not to mention the custom making of Mother’s Day cards with fresh flowers and other crafts. A delightful treat for all!

Those who weren’t familiar with the Farmhouse were given a tour of the house and also given its history. Despite construction work on the site and predictions of showers, there were quite a number of families present to enjoy the day’s festivities.


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