Poor Farm Sesquicentennial Celebration

October 1, 2016, from 11 am-5 pm at the Eastmanville Farm County Park

When the Ottawa County Poor Farm received its first resident in 1866, no one could have imagined the benefits it would provide over the decades. The Poor Farm was a haven for indigent people who, due to the happenstance of birth, misfortune, or poverty, were in dire straits and needed a place to call home—a sanctuary staffed with people who could nurse them to better health. Now, as Eastmanville Farm, it provides hiking and equestrian trails to outdoor enthusiasts.

Celebrate the rich history of the Poor Farm on Saturday, October 1 from 11 am-5 pm. That day you can expect historical re-enactors, local musicians, and special exhibits honoring the residents and workers of the farm.

This event is family-friendly and admission is free! for more info, click here!