The Barn Keepers have scheduled a bus trip for July 28 to the Garfield Farm Museum and Tavern located 5 miles west of Geneva, Illinois. It is a 370 acre historically intact former 1840’s prairie farmstead that volunteers are preserving as an 1840”s living historic farm museum. The large collection of artifacts, over 2000 19th century documents, buildings, and surviving native prairie make Garfield one of the most intact historic sites in the country. It is the largest Illinois farm on the National Register of Historic Sites and has been honored with a state historical marker. You’ll see historic buildings, rare breeds of livestock, an heirloom vegetable garden and native grasses in season.The bus will be boarded at the northwest corner of the Schnuck’s parking lot in Normal(near the intersection of N. Main and Raab Rd., Normal). The trip will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.(be at the bus stop no later than 7:45 a.m. for boarding). Members will pay $35. and Non-members-$45. The price includes transportation, entry fees, a conducted tour and lunch. Dead line for registration is July 21 Mail a check to: Barn Keepers, PO Box 261, Bloomington, Il 61702-0261. For more information call: 309-475-6951, www.barnkeepers.org , and see us on Facebook
Thirteenth Annual Barn Tour
Mark your calendars for September 8 for our 13 th Annual Barn Tour. This year’s tour will be in Bellflower Township-the farthest SE Twp. in McLean Co. The tour is held rain or shine and will be from 9 a.m.-4- p.m.
We have a number of barns already promised. As soon as all plans are finalized. We will have information on our website and Facebook as well as news print , etc. If you have questions, you can call 309-475- 6951 or e-mail email@example.com.