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Our Favorite Things Walks and Talks April 23 and 24

Campton Hills, IL: This weekend April 23 and 24, board members of Garfield Farm Museum will present "Our Favorite Things Walks and Talks" reflecting interests that they especially enjoy at the museum. On Saturday April 23 at 9:30 am executive director and museum biologist Jerome Johnson will lead a hike through the Garfield Harley Ephemeral Pond and Woods looking for the first flowers of spring. On Sunday, April 24, starting at 1 pm, members of the Garfield Heritage Society Board will speak on their favorite topics, the history of the farm, the animals on the farm, and textiles.

    Donna Neiler, board president will introduce the Sunday afternoon with a historic overview of the farm. Trustee Sharon Polifrone, violinist with the Lyric Opera, will talk on the museum's historic breeds of farm animals. Trustee Christa Thurman Sala, retired curator of textiles at the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss textiles, fibers and weaves.  These three presentations will be followed by light refreshments and a tour of the farm and tavern. A donation of $6 per adult and $3 for each child under 16 years of age is requested.

    Participants for Saturday's wildflower walk should wear long pants and walking shoes for wet conditions along the pond edge. Binoculars for birds are also suggested.

    Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL off Ill Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. For information call 630 584-8485 or e-mail