‘Dairies to Prairies’ coming to Sandwich library

May 6, 2019

“Dairies to Prairies,” a new documentary and traveling exhibit project from the Elgin History Museum is headed to the Sandwich Public Library.

At one time, there were more than 140 dairies, dairy farms and creameries in a 50-mile radius around Elgin. Now there are only three dairies and the land is a mix of restored prairies, open space and homes. “Dairies to Prairies” connects new homeowners to the history of the land, while remembering Elgin’s remarkable dairy heritage.

The exhibit will be at the library from May 6 through June 12. The documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. May 10 and June 7.