Join us on Saturday, March 24 at 2pm
Laurie Perkins will be giving a presentation at the Lenawee County Historical Museum about the first commercial cheese factory in Michigan.
Perkins is an education historian at the Michigan Historical Museum, Lansing, and also a Ph.D candidate in American Studies at Michigan State University. Her power point presentation, Cheese Fever is about the first commercial cheese factory in Michigan, located in Fairfield Township, Lenawee County.
Built in 1866 by Rufus Baker, the Michigan Soft Cheese industry grew by 1900 to cover most of the counties of southern Michigan. This presentation examines the growth of the industry as well as the social, cultural, economic and political opportunities the industry provided to the dairy farmers of this state.
There is no cost to attend and the community is invited.