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posted: 4/10/2014 7:20 AM

Experience a nineteenth-century spring day at Spring Valley

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  • Children learn 19th century spring chores at Spring Valley.Photo by Ali Chinlund, SAPS

      Children learn 19th century spring chores at Spring Valley.Photo by Ali Chinlund, SAPS

Schaumburg Park District

Learn how spring chores were completed in the 1880s at the Schaumburg Park District's Heritage Farm.

The annual Springtime on the Farm represents the spring season "home opener" of Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, 201 S. Plum Grove Road. This year's event is set for noon to 4 p.m., April 27.

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"Visitors will experience a busy spring day in 1880s Schaumburg at the event," said Dave Brooks, manager of nature conservation. "We encourage guests to stop by the barn to meet Otto von Rupert the Farm's new cow."

Participants will help with spring vegetable planting, sow oats in the fields, churn butter, re-stuff bedding with fresh straw and wash clothes in a washtub. Demonstrations include cow milking, plowing with draft horses and blacksmithing. The event also includes craft activities, games and refreshments.

Admission is $4 per person and $16 per family. Children 3 and younger are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, call (847) 985-2102 or visit

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