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Volunteers and School Reservations for Harvest Days Needed Now

      Volunteers interested in helping at Garfield Farm Museum's 25 Annual Harvest Days on September 29 and October 1 need to contact the museum at (630) 584-8485 or email School classes that would like to attend the September 29 Student Harvest Days need to make reservations as soon as possible as space is limited.
     At Harvest Days, historic household and farm skills are demonstrated to reflect the future operation of Garfield Farm Museum when all its 1840s buildings are restored and hands on participatory workshops will allow students and adults to perform the daily tasks of an 1840s Illinois prairie farm. Volunteers are needed to help set up for the event, to give tours of the 1846 brick inn, demonstrate chores like corn husking and shelling, cider pressing, wheat flailing, log hewing, soap making, laundry, or help with parking and logistics at this educational fundraising event. Volunteers can be trained in advance to demonstrate or interpret.
     Garfield Farm Museum is a 370 acre historically intact former 1840s Illinois prairie farmstead and teamster inn that is being restored as an 1840s working farm museum. Volunteers and donors from over 2800 households representing 37 states have helped in the preservation of the site. The museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Hwy 38 on Garfield Road. 

For more information about Garfield Farm send an e-mail message to: or call 630/584-8485.