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A walk through history

By Staff | May 30, 2008

Do you know which item in the H.G. Albee Museum is directly connected to President Abraham Lincoln?

Do you know what year the Boy Scouts were founded?

Do you know if the first hospital in Estherville is still standing today?

The answers to these questions can all be found at the museum at 1720 3rd Ave. S. in Estherville.

Approximately 20 RSVP volunteers gathered at the museum on Thursday for orientation. These volunteers will greet and guide visitors as they come through the museum this summer.

Come see the 1959 Cadillac Sedan Deville, Knut Gronstal’s sailboat from 1900 which once sailed on Lake Okoboji, or the new never-been-opened doll display donated by Gail Anderson of Omaha, Neb. Take time to visit the church, schoolhouse, post office, and blacksmith shop.

The museum opens for the season on Sunday, June 1. Hours are 2-5 p.m. daily through August.

RSVP is a federally funded volunteer program. There are currently more than 130 volunteers in Emmet County.