Schumacher Farm Park is unlike any other park in Dane County. Over this past fall I’ve covered private farms that cater to tourists, and former farms which were bought by the county, and converted back to nature. Schumacher resembles neither of those. Its back fields and forests have, indeed, been returned to their natural state, but the central plot for which the park is named is still decidedly farmland.
Marcella Schumacher donated her family’s home to the county in the nineteen seventies, but the property has been restored to show what a Wisconsin farm would have been like in the ‘20s and 30s. The park is an outdoor museum, with information attached to nearly every object you come across. Normally, I focus this feature through the lens of my opinion, but there’s so much going on here that I need to call in some help from the park’s staff.
Today I talked with Amanda Sherer from the friends of Schumacher Farm Park. For more information about the park, or the events it hosts, check out schumacherfarmpark.org.
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