20160626 - Peterson Farm Day (hrb) - nwherald

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Daryl Quitalig - For Shaw Media
Renata Block, of Chicago, reads information about McHenry-area farmers in a barn at a Day At Petersen Farm Sunday, June 26, 2016 in McHenry, Ill. "A Hundred Years Ago Today" showcased artifacts and exhibits showing McHenry County farm life in 1916. The Farm was formed in 1842 and acquired from the Colby and Petersen families by the City of McHenry for preservation of agricultural heritage. With its outbuildings and oak savannah, it will become an agricultural museum and resource center to promote tourism within our area and preserve the flavor of life in McHenry County in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The Colby-Petersen Farm Foundation has been established to assist in maintaining and developing the property.