Ply. Co. Museum to host ag program March 11

Thursday, March 8, 2018
This baseball uniform from the 1920s is among the artifacts on display at the Museum for the 100th anniversary of the Plymouth County Farm Bureau. The late Elmer Bogh once wore the Fredonia Township baseball uniform. (Photo contributed)

LE MARS - To celebrate another season of farming, the Plymouth County Historical Museum will host two agricultural exhibits and programs at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 11.

The Le Mars Area Chamber Agricultural Committee has installed an exhibit about soybeans and their uses, all in the 1905 Study Hall. Dennis Morrice, KLEM news director and a member of the Ag Committee, is the photographer behind the display.

Morrice will speak in the Study Hall March 11 on the theme of “Stand Proud, Speak Loud” in an effort to keep agriculture in the forefront.

Also teaming up to raise the awareness of agriculture will be the Plymouth County Farm Bureau, which is marking its 100th anniversary. Mark Bohner, regional manager, and Betty Neisius, office assistant, have set up a Farm Bureau exhibit in a room adjacent to the Study Hall. All of this is now open to those visiting the Museum. Bohner will speak about the 100th anniversary of Plymouth County Farm Bureau.

Another bright spot for agriculture is developing on the lower level of the Museum where the Le Mars Community High School FFA will be setting up a permanent exhibit in a room near the collection of agricultural displays. Eventually, the Le Mars Chapter will have chapters from the rest of the county join in this exhibit.

National Agriculture Week will be March 18 to 24. Ag Day is celebrated on March 20. It’s a great time to honor our farmers, but the agricultural displays will be up for two months at the Museum, so you still have time to visit the exhibits.

The Museum program March 11 will include refreshments at the end of the program. The Museum consists of five floors, all handicapped accessible. No admission is charged at the Museum, but a free will donation is always welcome for the continuing operation of the Museum, housed in the former “Old Central” High School.

Located at 335 First Ave. SW in Le Mars, the Museum serves all parts of the county with its exhibits and programs. Although it receives donations from Plymouth County, the county’s communities, and grants, it is supported primarily by members.