Guest Column: Autumn in the Village is coming to the museum

Published 9:00 am Saturday, September 2, 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 museum is full of activity this September. We are gearing up for Autumn in the Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16. We will showcase our village to include old-fashioned photos, woodworking, live music and wagon rides. Exhibits and

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demonstrations on corn grinding, rope making, weaving and spinning will be going on all day.

The food is always a highlight for the visitors that day. We will feature crumble burgers, hot dogs, apple pie, ice cream and the ever-popular sarsaparilla. Admission is $7.50 for adults, students 12 to 18 are $2 and members/children 11 and under are free.

September is our membership renewal/sign up month. If you purchase a membership for

2018 this month, the membership would be good September 2017 through December 2018.

A family membership is just $35 for the whole year. This membership includes anyone in your household. We offer other membership rates from $25 to $1,000. Please contact me to learn more about the different levels of memberships.

Remember to check us out on Facebook and make sure to follow us to get updates on the museum. Also, you can hear me on KATE radio every Sunday morning for updates from the museum. Coming later this month we will launch our new website. Our new address will be I love visitors, too, so come on in and see me; we are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.