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'Theodore Roosevelt' dedicates Garfield Farm Museum's 1906 dairy barn restoration

Garfield Farm Barn
Garfield Farm Barn

CAMPTON HILLS – "Theodore Roosevelt" will help dedicate Garfield Farm Museum's 1906 dairy barn at 5 p.m. July 13 at the Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills. Tickets are $50 per person, and include refreshments, a presentation by "Roosevelt" and a tour of the barn.

Guests can learn more about Roosevelt's era during the dedication. Joe Wiegand will portray Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, sharing stories of his youth and his adventures during the early 20th century, according to a news release from Garfield Farm Museum.

A 2017 grant from the Hamill Family Foundation allowed the restoration work to be completed on the barn in just 11 months, the release stated. The barn was built during what has been called the "golden era of American agriculture," and is reflective of thousands of dairy farms across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, the release stated.

The dedication is a fundraiser for the museum's latest project, which is the construction of a collections barn to store and preserve museum artifacts.

For more information, call 630-584-8485 or email info@garfieldfarm.org. Tickets and registration are required in advance.

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