Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


Harvest Time photos

Here are several pics from our visit from Harvest Time at Booker T. Washington National Monument. It was a really nice event. I was surprised and glad to see the parking lot full of vehicles and even a tour bus of Deltas.

The rain, unfortunately, cut the event short since most of the activities were outside. We missed the soap making, blacksmith and sheep shearing. You should make an effort to visit this site if you’re ever out this way.

Harvest Time barn

A barn on the Booker T. Washington Monument property.

Harvest Time Horse and Buggy

Visitors took buggy rides around the property.

Apple cutting at Harvest Time

This interpreter is cutting apples for drying.

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Harvest Time Interpreter

The interpreter (left) is discussing cooking methods.

Harvest Time musicians

Musicians perform before a sketch at Harvest Time.

Harvest Time Sketch

Actors perform a sketch at Harvest Time.

Colonial garden at Harvest Time

Period garden at Booker T. Washington National Monument.

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Harvest Time at Booker T. Washington National Monument

On our trip to Smith Mountain Lake State Park, we stopped for a picnic at Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy, Va. It was raining, but we refused to let it keep us from our picnic! It was only a light sprinkle. đŸ™‚

We didn’t get to check the monument out, so would like to go back to check it out.

When Chris went in to quickly check out the visitor center, an interpretive guide told him about Harvest Time, an event that the monument will host on Sept. 21. It features wood working, doll and soap making, pottery, farm animals and costumed interpreters.