Blissfield chosen as site for proposed ag-related museum
Blissfield is the definite site selection for a future agricultural-related museum that will be designed by Friedrich St. Florian, designer of the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C..
The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the board of directors, of the Agricultural Awareness and Preservation Museum, according to a press release from the organization, Friday.
Blissfield is the location but the actual site within the community is still open for discussion, the release said.
The museum will be anchored by a large farm toy collection donated by local, renowned collectors. The directors also aim for it to serve the region and nation as an educational resource focusing on agricultural history, the industry of farming and more.
The board of directors had looked at sites both in the village of Blissfield and the city of Adrian for the museum complex. St. Florian toured with them in October.
“Blissfield impressed me as as charming farming center with its Main Street as the picture book image of the quintessential rural town.”