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Historical Society Museum anniversary a great event for everyone

By Staff | Jun 13, 2014

This Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., the Emmet County Historical Society Museum will itself make history with its 50th anniversary celebration.

The museum is located at Third Avenue South and South 18th Avenue across from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville.

Visitors will be offered lunch from noon to 1:30 with hamburgers grilled by the Emmet County Cattlemen, baked beans, chips, pop and coffee for a free-will offering.

Afternoon events include music by Karen Butler at 2 followed by Dee and Ashley McDonald at 3 and Paul Peterson at 4.

Exhibits include cars from the Black Knights Car Club, antique tractors and museum displays including a corn binder, two-row horsedrawn cultivator, wooden seeder, threshing machine, 1950 Buick and 1959 Cadillac.

Museum board members have been doing an enormous amount of work lately, renovating the pioneer log cabin with a wood floor and new windows and doors. There will even be newly made “antique” furniture made from scratch.

What is probably the most unique about the museum is the extent of its exhibits and the fact that everything has been done be volunteers – people who have a deep interest in preserving the history of Emmet County for future generations.

The Emmet County Historical Society Museum board members are in themselves a repository of information about county history. As historical scholars they have gone to great lengths to research and record our area’s history.

We urge everyone to turn out for this event, maybe meet some friends and neighbors and chat about the “good ol’ days”.

The museum is open every day from June through August.