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Museum hosts open house

By Staff | Sep 26, 2008

These military uniforms will be on display at the H.G. Albee Memorial Museum’s open house on Sunday, Sept. 28. The museum will also feature items from the Peterson Point Historical Farmstead. EDN photos by Samantha Heerdt

The H.G. Albee Memorial Museum will host an open house from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Two displays will be featured: the special opening of the new Peterson Point historical farmstead display and a military and veterans display.

The Peterson Point display features wood working tools and other artifacts used by Nels P. Peterson whose hobby was wood carving.

The tools were in the blacksmith shop at the museum but were rarely seen by visitors. In the new display, “people can see them more readily,” said Dave Kaltved who organized the open house.

Nearly all of Peterson’s tools and carvings have his initials and the year the item was built burned into them.

The military and veterans display includes military uniforms from various branches and conflicts. The display has expanded and will also feature a gun rack to show off the many rifles, including a Civil War musket with a bayonet.

The public is invited to this free event. The H.G. Albee Memorial Museum is located at 1720 Third Ave. S. in Estherville.