Preserving the Past: Upcoming style show sure to entertain, educate

Published 9:00 am Saturday, May 13, 2017

Preserving the Past by Kim Nelson

At 9:30 a.m. June 10 the museum will present a style show at First Lutheran Church entitled, “Oh What Should I Wear, Is It In My Closet?” With help from Mary Ulmstead and Kelly Shultz, Bethany Hall will come alive, highlighting what has been in our closets over the years. We might just have the answer to the question that everyone asks, “What will I wear?”

The models will dress in clothes from the past and we even have a few surprises you won’t want to miss.

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The committee has been working hard to recreate the fashions from years ago. They have lined up the models, caterer and venue. All guests need to do is come and enjoy the show. Tickets will be on sale at the museum, as well as the Albert Lea Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Mary-Go-Round, and include an egg bake brunch.

Kim Nelson

Tickets are $18 and typically sell out, so get them early.

The style show is just one example of the community and our volunteers coming together to provide education and programming to Freeborn County.

Look for additional collaboration this summer with the city of Albert Lea, School District 241, Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Freeborn County Fair.

Next month’s article will showcase the 20th year of Discover History Days that was just completed for 2017 on May 2 and May 3. Over 50 volunteers, 85 11th-grade students and 310 fifth-grade students as well as the museum staff came together to deliver an amazing two days of history!

Please contact the museum to receive information by calling 507-373- 8003 or emailing Or, you could come visit the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Watch for my weekly Facebook live video, too. Also, you can hear me on KATE and The Breeze radio shows Sunday morning for updates from the museum.

Kim Nelson is the executive director of the Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village, 1031 Bridge Ave.