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We're creating a 10-year Eidem Homestead Master Plan

March 24, 2018 02:35 PM
Eidem Homestead
Eidem Homestead
© City of Brooklyn Park

Eidem Homestead currently consists of 19 acres and two complete farmsteads (house, barn, chicken coop, and other outbuildings) that once belonged to John Junior and Electa Eidem, and his son Arthur Eidem. Through a grant, the City of Brooklyn Park bought John Junior's property in 1976 with the purpose of turning it into a living history farm to preserve the city's agricultural history. Arthur's property was obtained in 1986 and currently serves as a caretaker's residence for the site.

Since 1979, Eidem Homestead has been offering a variety of programs, events and hands-on activities to community members as a way to learn and experience the city's history. It's been a place for people of all ages to meet and connect with one another. It's also a tourist destination in the northwest metro area. In order to enhance and continue offering great programs and events, we are developing a master plan for the site.

In November 2017, city staff started working on a ten-year master plan for the site. The plan will include the development of a mission and vision statement for the site, an interpretation plan for programs and a facility development plan. The new plan will ensure existing and future programming meets our larger goals and works together to accomplish our mission.

During the next few months, we will be asking residents for feedback on the homestead.

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