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Statement from Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Friends, Volunteers, and Visitors,

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run closed forever on Friday, December 21, 2018. The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the millions of visitors to the Farm over the years. In addition, we deeply value the invaluable time and talents of thousands of adult and youth volunteers and the financial and in-kind contributions of our many benefactors.

The Board of the Friends will be taking some time during the holiday season to rest and reflect on the accomplishments of our volunteers and supporters for these last 37 years. When the New Year dawns we will be continuing our mission of history, agricultural and environmental living educational programs in another location. Please continue to follow us on our social media sites for updates.

The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, which has operated the Farm for these last 37 years, is no longer fundraising nor accepting donations. Any individual or organization purporting to raise money in the name of Claude Moore or the Claude Moore Colonial Farm is doing so under false pretenses. The Farm will not reopen at its former site in McLean under any name associated with Claude Moore or the Claude Moore Colonial Farm so any claims to the contrary from any party, including the National Park Service, are false. The National Park Service has stated that it intends to hold community meetings to discuss future uses of the site. The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run will not be involved in those discussions, although we encourage our former volunteers and supporters within the community to make your voices heard.

The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run extend our warmest wishes for a lovely holiday and a happy New Year.