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 dairies remain in the county, and only one remains in Cornwall.
MOO! Then & Now revisited the heyday of dairy farming in Cornwall through photographs, artifacts, and oral histories. Related programs highlighted the little-known facts about Connecticut’s milk history and what is being done today to preserve dairy farming for future generations.
The exhibit and related programs were generously funded by an Anonymous Donor Fund through The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, the Cornwall Foundation, Inc., National Iron Bank, and Torrington Savings Bank. Additional support was provided by Stew Leonard’s.