Lauer Historical Farm construction resumes after 10-year break

Have you ever wondered what it was like to farm in the 30's? Well a year from now, the park district is taking us back in time.. 

It's a plan to turn 58 acres of land into a thriving event center dedicated to farming life in Allen County in the 1930's and 1940's.

Not only will the Lauer Historical Farm be a place to hold special events, there will be educational programs mainly focused on industrial revolution farming practices. 

The farm being built on St. Route 81 east of Lima will host programs for all ages including farm animals. It will also feature land used to harvest soy and wheat, cooking classes and an outdoor wedding venue.

Kevin Haver heads up the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District and says construction of the Lauer Historical Farm is right on track. 

"We’re quite excited to get this project up and running. It’s good to get it going, but even better to get it finished for the people of Allen County," said Haver.

Haver anticipates an opening day by August 2018. The program is still in need of 1930's and 1940's era trinkets and home decors items. If you'd like to donate, you can contact the park district at 419-221-1232.