Autumn in the Village fundraiser is coming to local museum

Published 9:00 am Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village will come alive Sept. 16 for the annual Autumn in the Village.

The event is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the museum, said Kim Nelson, executive director.

Not only does it give people a chance to check out the village and museum, but it also connects them with yesteryear living and growing up, Nelson said. According to Tribune archives, the event has taken place since the 1990s.

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Artisans will conduct demonstrations about different parts of the village, and there will be games for children.

Some of the demonstrations include at the blacksmith shop, wood shop, mill and general store. There will be live entertainment at the village church, wagon rides and demonstrations on corn grinding, rope making and spinning throughout the day.

Many buildings will be open to the public to view in the Freeborn County Historical Village during Autumn in the Village. Tribune file photo

Children will be able to make their own butter and homemade ice cream, and play other games.

Food will be available for purchase for lunch, including crumble burgers, Mrs. Gerry’s salads, chips, hot dogs, apple pie, ice cream, pop, water and the museum’s famous sarsaparilla.

Coffee and cinnamon rolls will be available in the morning.

Autumn in the Village is free to members, $7.50 for adults, $2 for children ages 12 to 17, and free to 11 and under.

Nelson encouraged people to attend.

If you go

What: Autumn in the Village

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: Freeborn County Historical Museum

Cost: $7.50 for adults, $2 for children ages 12 to 17, and free to 11 and under.

More information: The museum can be reached at 373-8003

The village will be open to the public on Sept. 16 for Autumn in the Village. – Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune