Back to the Farm: Tribune’s Yorkville Experimental Farm 1930–1950



Location: Online, Wheaton, IL 60189
Start Date/Time: May 20, 2021 - 12 p.m.
End Date/Time: May 20, 2021

Will Buhlig, McCormick Museum director of operations, explores how Robert R. McCormick promoted environmentally progressive agriculture at a 1,300-acre Tribune-owned experimental farm in Yorkville, Illinois. Through the pages of the Chicago Tribune, readers enjoyed daily reports, both serious and lighthearted, informing ‘city folks’ about Midwestern farm life. He will also discuss Col. McCormick’s dream of a blue-colored cow herd and why famed architect Mies van der Rohe designed a house on the farm. Registration required. Free.

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