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Afternoon Of Leisure-The Harkin Store

August 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017  1- 4 PM


Sunday afternoons in the 1870’s were family time or time to relax, visit friends, or maybe do a bit of fancy work.  There will be a showing of some of their work in tatting, hardanger, knitting and other types of work.  Men would do some wood crafts or play music or just read.  Anyone that does this type of work and would like to show their fancywork art is welcome to come and visit with our visitors.

Visitors will be able to tour the 1870’s store which has 40% original merchandise on the shelves and learn about the village of West Newton and the only thing left of the village, the Harkin Store.  The store is open 10 to 5 pm everyday except Mondays.  The programs are on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm is included with the admission to the store.  The gift shop is open the same hours as the store and has books, toys, unique and hand crafted items, also 10 cent candy.

The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely.  For more information contact the store at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society which operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

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August 13, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm