Group enjoys meeting at Peinhardt Living History Farm

Bill Peinhardt shares his family history with members of the Cullman Historical Society Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Peinhardt Living History Farm. (Tiffany McKoy for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. Members of the Cullman Historical Society enjoyed a change of scenery at their meeting on Sunday. The group usually meets at the Cullman County Museum, but this time enjoyed a field trip to Peinhardt Living History Farm.

Members were given a tour of the barn built by Carl Peinhardt in 1933.

Rachel Dawsey, the granddaughter of Carl Peinhardt, led the tour while her father, Bill Peinhardt, gave members a history of the farm and the barn itself.

When asked why he wanted to host the meeting at the barn, Bill Peinhardt said, “I was trying to think of uses for the farm in an educational manner.” He said he wants to use the farm for educational purposes. It is the site of the popular Peinhardt Farm Day every year.

Bill Peinhardt told historical society members about the barn dances his father used to host in the early 1930s. He explained that Carl Peinhardt would have his band play and they would charge people to come to the dances.

Both Dawsey and her father had many pictures displayed of the early days of the farm and the barn. Bill Peinhardt showed a diary his mother had kept, detailing the beginning of her relationship with Carl Peinhardt.

Members said they loved listening to Bill Peinhardt talk about his family and were grateful for the opportunity.

Dawsey wanted to remind readers that Peinhardt Farm Day(s) will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, 2023. These are the only days the farm will be open to the public this year.

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