Michigan County Poor Farms

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Michigan County Poor Farms” with Library of Michigan’s Adam Oster The Rochester Hills Public Library will host, “Michigan County Poor Farms” with Adam Oster, Community Engagement librarian at the Library of Michigan, on Tuesday, February 11, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Long before the advent of modern social welfare, county governments in Michigan maintained poorhouses or poor farms. Oster will discuss the early … [Read more...]