In anticipation of the 2017 Berrien County Youth Fair, the Fair’s historical committee is seeking your assistance in developing this year’s exhibits. In past years, exhibits have included countywide themes or a decade. This year we would like to focus on two of our most important features in Berrien County, our bountiful agricultural production and our long history of families who tended those farms over the past century or more.

In order to highlight the history of agriculture in Berrien County, we are asking your help in presenting this engaging story. We know many families have various items, such as pictures, farm records, or even newspaper articles that feature their family’s role in the County’s history. We hope you would consider constructing a display for the Historical Exhibits Building during Fair week. It could be as simple or elaborate as you wish. The Historical Committee has large standing boards available on which we can mount your display.

Since many of your artifacts are valuable and irreplaceable, we can assist in copying them, keeping the originals safe.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the Fair office at 269-473-4251, concerning this letter. We look forward to learning your family’s story at the 2017 Berrien County Youth Fair.

Berrien County Youth Fair Historical Committee