Button Farm Living History Center

Button Farm Living History Center

Where Present Meets Past and Past Meets Future

Script Your Own Adventure

Script Your Own Adventure

Hands-On Experiences For Guests Of All Ages

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Come Celebrate Our Diverse Community

Discover a Story of Freedom

Discover a Story of Freedom

Self-Emancipation To Social Justice Nation

Upcoming Events

Montgomery County Farm Tours

Annual Farm Tour

Pack your picnic basket, a blanket, and some shades, and come out to Button Farm for the return of the annual Montgomery County Farm Tour. If history repeats itself then the weekend promises to be a real scorcher, so come out and find a shady spot for your cooling pleasure. We will have select produce for sale grown hereat Button Farm. Lawn games, farm animals, and self-guided tours promise a fun time for kids of all ages.

Come for the fun on July 23, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. It's included in your Admissions Fee. You can purchase a ticket through Eventbrite here.

The American Guinea Hog is an endangered heritage breed. Also called the Yard Hog or Acorn Hog, this relatively small, black breed of hog is thought to have been bred from hogs brought over in the late 18th century from West Africa.

The Guinea Hog’s popularity dwindled with the industrialization of agriculture and the loss of foraging land. The Guinea Hog is known for its docile temperament and was at one point one of the most common breeds along the East Coast, and especially in the southern states. Our three hogs, MONA, LISA, and DORA are all female and mainly treated as pets, although the breed was popular for its meat during the 19th century. Hogs in general are not very picky eaters, enjoying anything from corn, to weeds such as clover, to grubs, and even errant fingers.

 

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