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Moo! Dairy Farming Then & Now
June 27 - October 25, 2015

Moo! Exhibit

 

Dairy farming has been an integral part of life in Cornwall and Litchfield County for centuries, from the early days when farms produced milk primarily for making cheese and butter to be consumed locally, to the height of the region’s dairy industry, when thousands of gallons of milk were sent to New York City daily; to the present day, when only a handful of commercial dairies remain in the county, and only one remains in Cornwall.

Step back in time with the Cornwall Historical Society, as we explore the heyday of dairy farming in Cornwall through photographs, artifacts, and oral histories. Discover little known facts about Connecticut’s dairy history, and learn what is being done today to preserve dairy farming for future generations.

Though we are closed for the season, Moo! can be can still be seen by appointment.

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Past Exhibits

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Foreign Mission School
2010

Presentations on Rumsey Hall School and its founder Mrs. Lillias Rumsey Sanford

Dr. Walker
2011

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Out of the Woods: The Story of Cornwall's Forests
2012


Women's Rights:
Cornwall's Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers

2013
Civil War    
Cornwall and the Civil War
2014
   



Research inquiries by appointment:
CornHistSoc@optonline.net