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Garfield Farm Museum Prairie Walk re-scheduled to Sunday July 10

Jul 06, 2016 10:06AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

On Sunday, July 10 at 9 am, a prairie walk will be held at Garfield Farm Museum. Reservations are required for this 2-3 hour hike by calling 630-584-8485 or e-mail

Featured on the hike will be the intensive work done this past 12 months employing professional contractors and volunteers to focus on key management issues of invasive plants. Both the successes and challenges will be discussed as the prairie begins its major push towards its legendary height.

There is a $6 donation and hikers should wear long pants and walking shoes and bring sun and/or insect protection. The hike will be led by museum biologist, Jerome Johnson.

Garfield Farm Museum is a 375 acre historically intact former 1840's prairie farmstead and teamster inn that volunteers and donors are preserving as an 1840's living history museum. The museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, Illinois off ILL Route 38 on Garfield Road. Guided tours are given on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons June through September from 1-4 pm, all other times by appointment. To contact Garfield Farm Museum, call 630-584-8485,, or visit them on the web at