Heritage Days to Feature King Farm Dairy MOOseum

Cindy Zimmerman

The King Farm Dairy MOOseum in Montgomery County, Maryland will be a featured part of the county’s Heritage Montgomery celebration next month. The historic dairy barn showcases the history of local dairy farming when more than 300 dairy farms operated in the county to serve Washington DC.

The MOOseum, which opened last fall, is located in the South Germantown Recreational Park and has educational exhibits for all ages including a life-size milking Holstein cow, a scale model replica of the King farmstead, as well as exhibits and tours related to the production, processing, and marketing of milk and milk products. The collection includes milk coolers, cream separators, milk bottles and cans, butter churns, milking machines, and other dairy industry artifacts.

Other fun features at the MOOseum include a life-size replica of Astronaut, one of the world’s most famous dairy bulls that was purchased by Montgomery County agricultural interests in 1968, and became internationally acclaimed for dairy breed excellence and productivity, a milkable replica of a Guernsey cow and a bulk milk tank and pipeline demonstration.

The Heritage Montgomery celebration will be held June 25-26.

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