DEKALB COUNTY, Ill. — Explore significant moments in DeKalb County history through the program “Historical Markers of DeKalb County” presented by Donna Langford, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.
DeKalb County is a region rich in creativity and initiative from the first settlers recognizing this area as a good place to put down roots to the innovation that continues today. Significant events and people have been recognized through the dedication of historic markers. The program goes beyond the words cast on the markers, sharing the stories that made these events so significant.
Donna Langford served as the Manager of Operations for the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association for the past seven and a half years. She is a historian and museum professional with an interest in cause and effect throughout history. She received a Master of Arts degree in anthropology from Northern Illinois University. She also holds an MA in textile history from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The historic marker tour booklet and booklet were created to recognize innovation and highlight achievement.
DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. (DAAHA) was founded in 2010 to preserve the heritage of the DeKalb Agricultural Association. Its mission was soon expanded to include agricultural innovation throughout northern Illinois. DAAHA shares this rich heritage through various programs, and events such as the DeKalb County Barn Tour, partnering with the Joseph Glidden Homestead and Historical Center, Evening with Innovators to inspire future innovation, and Ag Career Day partnering with the DeKalb County Farm Bureau to share agricultural career information with high school students.
— DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association
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