Once, it was a bustling early settlement farm. Now, it is a preservation site.
And you can take a walk down memory lane during the Riverview Farmstead Open House from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. The program is free and open to all ages.
“Join us at Riverview Farmstead Preserve as we explore our agricultural heritage,” writes Bruce Hodgdon, public information officer with the Forest Preserve District of Will County in a news release announcing the event.
“Riverview Farmstead was home to three generations of the Thomas Clow family,” Hodgdon says. “Today, the Forest Perserve is working to preserve the farmstead’s remaining buildings, including the Settlement House, Limestone House and Timber Frame Barm.”
Staff will be on hand to answer questions and give tours of the site and offer farm-based activities on Sept. 1, Hodgdon said. The preserve is located on Book Road, south of Hassert Blvd./111th Street in Naperville.