Latzer Homestead To Offer Free Open House On Mother’s Day

The Highland Historical Society will offer a free open house at the restored Latzer Homestead this Sunday for Mother’s Day. The 1900s home will be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. for self-guided tours. Homestead caretaker Janet Kraus told us about some of the property’s history.

“Mr. Louis Latzer was born and raised here,” said Kraus.  “He was the founder of PET Milk and we have a replica of the company in the barn here that you can see on Sunday, also.

“In 1900 he built the house.  He had six children; four girls and two boys.  He built the house for them.  It’s about a 14-room home.”

Kraus said the home is handicap accessible on the first floor and public handicap accessible restrooms are also available on the property. The homestead is located on Old Trenton Road in Highland.