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Heritage Farmstead Museum to host Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival Mar. 31

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Plano’s Heritage Farmstead Museum will host its 8th annual Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival this Saturday, Mar. 31.  The event will feature an egg hunt with more than 6,000 eggs filled with prizes for children ages eight and under. Guests of all ages are welcome to participate 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.

“We will have a baby animal photo booth, so you can get up close and personal with baby chicks, lambs and bunnies,” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M’Lou Hyttinen in a press release. “And visitors can meet Juliette and Stella, who are the first breeding sheep on the farm since 1960. Juliette and Stella are expecting their own baby lambs in April.”

The event will also include hands-on demonstrations, historic exhibits, hay rides, concessions, face painting, children’s crafts, house tours, exhibits, historical activities and more.

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.  Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets.

Children participating in the 2017 Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage Farmstead Museum

In partnership with the Vintage Radio & Phonograph Society, Inc., Heritage Farmstead Museum is also debuting its new spring exhibit, titled ‘The Golden Age of Radio in Texas: from the humble crystal sets on the farm to the birth of the transistor at Texas Instruments,’ which features an amazing display of antique radios and memorabilia.

Online pre-registration is required to secure egg hunt participation. Egg hunts fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. Once early times are full, spots for the second egg hunts will be filled. Tickets are $7 per child, which includes admission and egg hunt.  Adults and guests not participating in the egg hunt may purchase tickets for $5.  Event concessions and photo booth will be charged separately. Cash and all credit cards accepted.

Registration for this event is available at https://tinyurl.com/FarmsteadSpring2018 or by calling 972.881.0140.

This event is sponsored in part by the City of Plano. All photo booth proceeds benefit the Farmstead’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Ammie Wilson Buyer’s Club, which supports Plano FFA students.

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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