Discover how 19th century families survived rough Midwest winters using meat preservation techniques at Schaumburg Park District’s From Hog House to Smokehouse!
The event is set for noon to 4 p.m., Nov. 17 at Spring Valley’s Heritage Farm, 201 S. Plum Grove Road.
“Meat provided early farm families with the energy needed to accomplish the physical labor required on the farm,” said Patricia Kennedy, farm program supervisor. “Our ancestors maintained a much closer relationship with the cycle of life than we do today, and this event will showcase what it took to provide for the dinner table more than 100 years ago.”
Historical activities include:
• Sausage Stuffing at the Farm House
• Meat Curing at the Smokehouse
• Hog Butchering at the Tool House
Admission is $3 per person and $12 per family. Children ages 3 and younger are free. Children’s activities will be available throughout the event. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Farm Visitor Center.
Parking will be available at Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road. A free wagon shuttle will take visitors to the farm.
For more information, call 847-985-2102.