New Exhibits at the MOOseum

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MOOseumThree new exhibits will be on display at Montgomery County, Maryland’s unique King Farm Dairy MOOseum, as it re-opens for the 2013 season on Saturday, May 4. The historic dairy barn museum showcases the history of local dairy farming when more than 350 dairy farms operated in the county serving the national capital region.

The special new exhibits include a historic century-old restored milk wagon, a unique robotic milking unit with video, and an inter-active dairy nutrition display to test all ages’ knowledge of healthful dairy foods. Also on display is a life-size replica of Astronaut, one of the world’s most famous dairy bulls purchased by local agricultural interests in 1968, a milkable replica of a Guernsey cow, and a barn full of equipment actually used by local dairy farm families. A carefully researched map shows the name and location of each former dairy farm. A separate children’s craft room provides educational materials for young peoples’ creativity.

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  1. Carol Mills Weiger

    The MOOseum is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning May 2, 2013 until Sunday, October 27, 2013. We are also open on the fourth (4) Sunday of each month from May thru October at 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. The fourth Sunday is our Featured family Sunday. We feature a dairy farm each month with a display of that familes farm, family and articles from that farm. On the fourth Sunday the featured farm family comes to meet and greet our guests and tell them about life on their dairy farm. We make butter, have milking contests, arts and crafts for all visitors to participate in.

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