Near Waunakee in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dane County Park
This was the vision of Marcella Schumacher Pendall, daughter of early area settlers. Schumacher Farm Park began when she donated 40 acres of the Schumacher homestead to Dane County as a conservancy in 1978.
In 1986, Marcella established the Friends of Schumacher Farm to create and operate a living history farm museum. She also left a trust account to provide major funding for Friends' activities. Schumacher Farm consists of a triad of Dane County, the Friends, and the Trust--the first such collaboration in the county park system.
The goals of all three units are preservation, restoration and education of early rural life-ways for future generations. The park combines cultural history with the natural environment that supported early local settlement. It shows how a "farm born of prairie" operated during the transition from horse-drawn machinery and kerosene lamps to mechanized farming and electricity.
Erected 2000 by the Dane County Historical Society. (Marker Number 36A.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 11.556′ N, Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5682 Highway 19, Waunakee WI 53597, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ella Wheeler Wilcox (approx. 1.7 miles away); Eagle Effigy (approx. 4.7 miles away); Warner Park (approx. 5.1 miles away); Nathan Dane (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pheasant Branch Encampment (approx. 5.7 miles away); Andreas Dahl (approx. 5.8 miles away); The De Forest Depot (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Schumacher Farm Park. (Submitted on October 11, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Schumacher Farm Park. The Dane County Parks web site. (Submitted on October 11, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Charity & Public Work • Settlements & Settlers •
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