Schumacher Farm

Schumacher Farm (HMWG7)

Location: Waunakee, WI 53597 Dane County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 11.556', W 89° 25.947'

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Dane County Park

"To be preserved as a living history museum of early agricultural life"

This was the vision of Marcella Schumacher Pendall, daughter of early area settlers. Schumacher Farm Park began when she donated 40 acres of the Schumacher homestead to Dane County as a conservancy in 1978.

In 1986, Marcella established the Friends of Schumacher Farm to create and operate a living history farm museum. She also left a trust account to provide major funding for Friends' activities. Schumacher Farm consists of a triad of Dane County, the Friends, and the Trust—the first such collaboration in the county park system.

The goals of all three units are preservation, restoration and education of early rural life-ways for future generations. The park combines cultural history with the natural environment that supported early local settlement. It shows how a "farm born of prairie" operated during the transition from horse-drawn machinery and kerosene lamps to mechanized farming and electricity.
HM NumberHMWG7
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Dane County Historical Society series
Marker Number36A
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Dane County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 302351 N 4785075
Decimal Degrees43.19260000, -89.43245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 11.556', W 89° 25.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 11' 33.36" N, 89° 25' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5682 WI-19, Waunakee WI 53597, US
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