Farm History Panel on March 17
On Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 pm at Lexington High School:
We invite you to celebrate Lexington’s 300th anniversary with us during the 300th Anniversary LexCelebrate! Incorporation Weekend. LexFarm has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers to present “Farming Then and Now” – a look at agriculture in Lexington over three centuries:
Speakers will include:
• Mary Babson Fuhrer, public historian specializing in New England before the Civil War.
Read one of Ms. Fuhrer’s works online:
“From Sources to Stories: Reconstructing Revolutionary Lexington in the Classroom”
• Richard Kollen, local historian and former archivist for the Lexington Historical Society
Read essays from Mr. Kollen here, including a history of Irish farmers in Lexington
• Donald Wilson, a third-generation farmer and co-owner of Wilson Farm in Lexington.
Read about Mr. Wilson and his award for lifetime service to agriculture
• August “Gus” Schumacher, Jr., who grew up on a farm in Lexington, served as Commissioner of Food and Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Massachusettsm and currently serves on the 21st Century Sustainable Agricultural Task Force of the National Academy of Sciences.