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Historical Association Announces Presidential Farmer Program

Event to be held on February 17.

Courtesy of Monmouth County Historical Association
Courtesy of Monmouth County Historical Association

Not all Presidents of the United States have taken the helm of the federal government right from the country’s biggest cities. Thanks to an upcoming exhibit by the Monmouth County Historical Association residents will soon be able to learn more about some of our former First Farmers.

On February 17 the museum will host a program designed for children and families showing the history of farmers who rose to become the most powerful people in the country. It will be an agricultural theme at the Freehold facility, working alongside an exhibit called Farm: Agriculture in Monmouth 1600-2013 which opened at the end of December.

Programs will run at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Presidents Day and the exhibit will include drawing crafts of former Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as well as Abraham Lincoln. They will also have lessons on the crops that they grew before and after their time in office. There will also be a scavenger hunt to see crops the former presidents grew and how they relate to crops grown right here in Monmouth County.

Future presidential farmers will also have the chance to plant a bulb and bring it home and have their picture taken with some of the farming tools on display. The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m and admission is just $5 per adult and $2.50 for children over the age of six and seniors.

For more information visit the museum’s website or call 732-462-1466.


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