(Aug. 15, 2017) — Explore life on a dairy farm in the early 1900s at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “St. James Farm Dairy Day,” a free, all-ages event on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A costumed interpreter portraying Marion McCormick, who purchased the property with her husband, Chauncey, in 1920, will share stories from the farm’s early days and explain how St. James Farm
set the benchmark for dairy farms throughout the Midwest for the better part of two decades. To support their growing, award-winning herd of Guernsey cows, the McCormicks built a state-of-the-art dairy barn with roomy stalls and assorted outbuildings.