Southwest Dairy Center and Museum
Backstory and Context
The Southwest Dairy Museum and Education Center, founded in 1991, talks about the dairy industry and its past, present, and future. The museum's exhibits depict every facet of milk production, from an early farm kitchen to the present-day production of milk and milk products. It also houses an old-fashioned soda bar, where visitors can enjoy ice cream and light lunches. There's also a souvenir shop.
The museum is funded by the dairy checkoff program, so its programs are made possible by dairy farmers. The museum also serves as the headquarters for the many activities that Southwest Dairy Farmers sponsor. The idea for the museum came about in 1982. The dairy industry wanted to preserve artifacts and historical documents related to the history of the dairy industry. It was opened nine years later. Today, the museum sponsors all kinds of educational activities.
Southwest Dairy Museum and Learning Center, Accessed July 3rd 2020. http://www.sulphurspringstx.org/visitors/southwest_dairy_museum.php.
About the Museum, Southwest Dairy Farmers. Accessed July 3rd 2020. https://southwestdairyfarmers.com/pages/museum.