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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Midewin Presents a “Farm History Trail” – Get a Close-up Look at Tools of Every Day Life From a 20th Century Will County Farm

1920’s and 30’s farm implements and household items from the Arthur and Verna Schumacher family will be on display for a limited time in three locations:

  • Wilmington Island Park District, 315 N. Water St Wilmington, IL
  • Elwood Village Hall, 401 E. Mississippi Ave Elwood, IL
  • Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St Joliet, IL

On Saturday, March 9, from 10am to 2pm, staff and volunteers with the USDA Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie will be on hand at each of these locations to meet with you and discuss these beloved items. Each of the three locations on the Farm History Trail will have different and unique displays. Examples of items on display include a Singer sewing machine, a 2-horse yoke, and milk bottles from local dairies of the early-mid 20th Century.

More information about the Arthur and Verna Schumacher family and the Fairview Farm site can be found here https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/midewin/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD600206

Midewin Welcome Center - Farm Trail - Schumacher Display