February Program: Journey from Marion County, Alabama
History of Agriculture in Lenawee County
Special Exhibit Room, 1st Floor
The History of Agriculture in Lenawee County offers a look into the deep and varying roots of farm-life as they have weaved into every-day life over time. Since the county's founding in 1822, agriculture has played an important role within the community. From the first-settlers farming, to the establishment of the county fair, the introduction of the railroad to the area, and a look into the centennial farms of the county, the exhibit showcases how agriculture has been a constant backbone to the Lenawee County community.
Great Blizzard of '78
Exhibit is located in the case in the lower level
The great blizzard of '78 was a historic storm that largely affected Michigan. The storm originated as rain and soon turned into snow. It was in full affect from Wednesday, January 25 through Friday, January 27, 1978. The maximum snow fall was over two feet. The storm sadly caused 51 casualties. Doctors were helped to the hospital by anyone who had 4-wheel drive. The National Guard was deployed to help, the Ohio turnpike was shut down, Traverse City was unofficially closed, as well as the Indianapolis International Airport. Many Universities including Ohio State University and Notre Dame had classes canceled for the first time in history. The most severe snow storm in Michigan history!