Schumacher Farm / Dane County Park

Photographed April 18, 2015
Erected 2000 by the Dane County Historical Society
Waukanee, Dane County, Wisconsin
43.192461,-89.432412

Schumacher Farm Park is located on westbound East Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 18 / 133, between Hogan Road (to the east) and Schumacher Road (to the west), at 5682 Wisconsin 19, Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597.

Schumacher Farm Park: Welcome to Schumacher Farm Park

Schumacher Farm Park: The Buildings of Schumacher Farm Park

Schumacher Park Park: Map (downloadable PDF)

SCHUMACHER FARM / 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.
The foregoing content transcribed from an historical marker at the property, placed by the Dane County Historical Society.

These markers are at this location:

There is a lot to see at the Schumacher Farm:

Schumacher Barn and chicken coop.



Schumacher Farm Park historical marker,
erected by Dane County Historical Society.



The Kaltenburg Barn, moved to Schumacher Farm in 2004.



The Schumacher Farm is located in Waunakee, Wisconsin.

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