Mission Statement Create a living history farm at the Marbold Farmstead
The not-for-profit Historic Marbold Farmstead Association is dedicated to the creation of a living history farm at the Marbold Farmstead south of Greenview, Illinois by:
Acquiring the property purchased by John H. Marbold in 1851; We accomplished that in 2012.
Educating the public about the historical significance along with the cultural and agricultural heritage through hands-on learning opportunities for children through adults;
Preserving, restoring and rebuilding the farmstead, including the house and remaining outbuildings, and preserving the site in general as an interpretive agricultural and historical attraction circa 1890-1910.
Why? What are the benefits of a living history farm?
The farmstead will provide hands-on learning about central Illinois farm life at the turn of the century;
Local businesses will benefit as tourism increases and brings visitors to the county;
The site will increase the quality of life for residents in Menard County and provide a boost to the real estate market.
Educational program inside the Marbold house during the HMFA 2011 Ice Cream Social.