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Garfield Farm to host presentation on importance of railroads to Kane County

Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills.
Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills.

CAMPTON HILLS – Garfield Farm Museum will host a program on how the growth of railroads impacted our area at 2 p.m. on April 28. Speaker Kenneth Carlson will discuss how Kane County led the growth and development of Chicago and northeastern Illinois and how that impacted the region and nation.

According to a news release from Garfield Farm, Carlson is a volunteer at the Spring Valley Heritage Farm in Schaumburg. His grandfather, father and uncle worked on the railroads, and he is also a member of the National Model Railroad Society.

There is a $6 donation for the lecture. Reservations are preferred and can be made by contacting the museum at 630-584-8485 or info@garfieldfarm.org.

Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva off of Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. Garfield Farm is a historically intact former 1840s Illinois prairie farmstead and teamster inn that is being restored as a working 1840s farm.

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