Friends of Schumacher Farm Park

Board Position Details

Our board members have a broad range of skills and interests, from finance to agricultural history to informal education. Many people who have a passion for history and education find satisfaction in serving on our board or committees. We also have a number of ongoing projects that can always use fresh input to expand our reach and relevance in the community. We anticipate more visibility and visitor interest in the farm park to happen in conjunction with the opening of the Center for Rural History. Board members have a 3-year term, and we would like to fill 2 seats in 2019. Currently, our greatest need is for someone with marketing background, but we welcome anyone interested to contact us for more information.

  • Board Term: 3-year board commitment
  • Financial Contribution: Board members are not required to contribute financially.
  • Faith-based Organization: We are not a faith-based organization.
  • Skills: collaborative, life-long learner, organized, stewardsh

About Friends of Schumacher Farm Park

The focus of the Friends board is to forward Marcella Schumacher's mission for her living farm museum that involves preservation, restoration and educational elements, representing early rural life during the 1920s - 1930s. As one of Dane County's historic parks, the land, 100 yr. old farmhouse and historic barn belong to Dane County. There is also a 5-acre restored tallgrass prairie on the property. The Friends Board of Directors sets policy, planning and development for the events and programming that happen at the park, as well as operation and maintenance of the other farm buildings and budgeting for staff. Currently, there are 3 large events and a series of heritage workshops and family friendly outings on the yearly calendar. The Center for Rural History will be the main visitor's center building at the farm, set to open in spring of 2019.

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