Preserving the Past: Echoes from past emerge at county museum event

Published 9:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

Preserving the Past by Kim Nelson

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

The Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village is excited to host an event called “Echoes From The Past.”

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We will introduce you to four amazing people from the past who lived in Freeborn County. Their stories will intrigue you and keep you on the edge of your seat-wanting more.

This year we will learn about Leo Martin Carey; he was born in Albert Lea in 1896. We will hear about his time in the military and much more. He is being portrayed by Matthew A. Larson.

Gary Schindler will portray Hans Olson Running. Hans was born in 1860 in Heddal, Telemark, Norway. As an orphan, he made his way to Freeborn County.

Carrie Boyer returns to portray Bertha (Oetersen) Lorentzen. Bertha was born Aug. 31, 1864, in Denmark. All the Danes in Freeborn County should come and hear about Bertha.

Rounding up the portrayals is Kris Bartley. This is Bartley’s first time being one of our actors. She will share Betsey (Meservey) Prescott’s life. Betsy was born in 1797 and was a pioneer skilled at spinning and needlework.

Come join us at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for this year’s Echoes From The Past. The cost is $5 per person, but to encourage youth to attend, those 15 years old and younger are free. Light refreshments will be served.

I would also like to invite all of you to see what is available at the museum. We are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday each week. With a membership, you have access to the library, museum, children’s lab activities and the village. We love to share our beautiful building will all of you.

Feel free to contact me at 507-373- 8003, or stop in during operating hours. I enjoy visitors.