Sauk Centre Historical Society to host farm exhibit Nov. 11

Sauk Centre Area Historical Society and Museum volunteer Kathy Marthaler is pictured next to various farm items of yesteryear. The museum’s farm exhibit opened Sept. 23. Those interested in donating items call (320) 352-2936.

Sauk Centre Area Historical Society and Museum volunteer Kathy Marthaler is pictured next to various farm items of yesteryear. The museum’s farm exhibit opened Sept. 23. Those interested in donating items call (320) 352-2936.

By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer
jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com

The Sauk Centre Area Historical Society (SCAHS) will be hosting a farm exhibit open house Monday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The exhibit will feature items that demonstrate how farms operated and how farm families worked and played 50, 75 or 100 or more years ago.

It will include a glimpse into life within the walls of an old country house as well as photos and items depicting farm life.

There is also a military exhibit for visitors to enjoy.

The SCAHS and Museum are located below the historic Bryant Library, one of the last Carnegie libraries in the state.

The Society is celebrating its 26th year. Although they pay no rent at their current location, they are outgrowing their space.

There is one paid staff person at four hours a week, with the rest of the work being done by volunteers.

Admission to the museum is free, with donations appreciated.

“We live on donations and memberships,” Board Member Kathy Marthaler said.

Current board members are Gunther Austin, Arlene Bailey, Muriel Besser, Mike Borgmann, Pam Borgmann, Gary Gamradt, Kathy Marthaler, Jean McDonald, Vic Schwinghamer, Jeanette Stansbury and Amy Trisko.

The museum’s normal winter hours are Monday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (320) 352-2936 or contact any board member.

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