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Springfield, IL…Illinois is home to many hidden gems and the Historic Marbold Farmstead is no exception. State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) met with Charlotte Wohler to learn about the history of this farm located in Greenview, IL. The abundant amount of history behind this farm is exciting to learn for all ages.
“The Historic Marbold Farmstead Association has done a fantastic job preserving the history and structure of this farm,” stated Rep. Rosenthal. “The ongoing efforts supported by the community helped this farm reintroduce its history from the 1800’s. The result of dedication to improve this farm also helps students learn more about how hands-on work was the only way of life for these folks.”
The house built in 1850 by the Marbold family, served a working farm until 1927. The farm which consisted of over 4,000 acres, was virtually self-sufficient with several barns, dairy, chicken house, smoke house, ice house, boiler house and pump house. The Historic Marbold Farmstead was purchased in 2012 with the main goal of becoming a living history farm.
Charlotte Wohler, the president of The Historic Marbold Farmstead Association along with one hundred members, continue their work to bring this farm back to life with a unique story to tell.
For more information about The Marbold Farmstead Association please visit their website