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HISTORY OF LAWRENCE COUNTY 4-H

Lawrence County 4-H, which is celebrating its centennial anniversary, will be the topic of discussion at the next meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, November 27, 7:00 p.m., at the History Center in Lawrenceville.


Local 4-H leaders and members will attend to present a program on the history of the organization and its many activities over the past 100 years.


Illinois 4-H's origins date back as far as 1899 with a "Boy's Corn Club" in Macoupin County, Illinois. The first known 4-H club for both boys and girls was started in 1902 in Clark County, Ohio. Our local 4/-H program was started in 1923 by Farm Advisor H.C. Wheeler.


The program is free and open to the public.

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