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Steele County Historical Society Hosts 31st Annual Extravaganza

June 27, 2017

June 2017—Over a quarter of a century ago, SCHS held its first Extravaganza to celebrate our heritage and to provide a venue to share with our friends and neighbors the crafts and skills of the Steele County community. Join SCHS for our 31st Annual Extravaganza being held July 16th in the Village of Yesteryear.  Admission is FREE. Flag raising by the VFW Honor Guard and singing of the National Anthem by Ryan Gillespie  will take place at 11:30 in the Village circle.

 

The day will feature old time hand crafts, demonstrations, stage performances, an antique tractor show, old time games such as potato sack races and musical milk cans and more.  A feature this year will be a Mini Barn Raising, sponsored by Mohs Homes.  This event will offer children (and adults) a chance to raise a barn and is sure to be a favorite for years to come. Mini Barn Raising will take place next to Gus’ Station.

 

Throughout the day buy your fill of Sloppy Joes, locally-made brats, pork burgers, ice cream, pie and old fashioned soda floats.  Don’t miss out on the freshly baked buchti, available in the General Store.

 

Antique farm equipment enthusiasts will have the opportunity to display their vintage iron as part of the 14th Annual Antique Tractor Show.  In addition there will be a parade of tractors, “slow races”, and contests of driving skill.  Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tractor. (If you are interested in entering your tractor, please contact the Steele County Historical Society at 507/451-1420). The Tractor Parade will be featured at 2:30 PM.

 

This Extravaganza of activities take place in the SCHS Village of Yesteryear, 1448 Austin Road, located on the southeast corner of the Steele County fairgrounds. The event runs from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Exhibits include a 19-structure pioneer village featuring the 1868-69 Dunnell House, Carriage House, Print Shop, Schoolhouse, General Store, Saco Church, Firehall, two cabins, a train depot and caboose, Gus’ Station, Blacksmith Shop, the original Owatonna Town Hall, and a Museum of Professions. There will also be FREE admission to the History Center located at 1700 Austin Road. The History Center is currently featuring two exhibits:  Over Here, Over There: The Great War, and Autos and Roads: Constructing the Crossroads.   

 

 

Make the Steele County Historical Society’s Extravaganza your destination Sunday, July 16th for some old fashioned family fun! 

 

Extravaganza is graciously supported by Premier Event Sponsor Randall’s License Bureau, with additional sponsors Ag Power Implement, Central Farm Services, Larry’s Liquor, Legacy Signs, Owatonna Park and Rec, and Tri M Graphics.

 

The Steele County Historical Society operates the Village of Yesteryear May 1st through September 30th with guided tours offered at 1:30 PM Tuesday through Sunday. Adults $5, children ages 7-16 $3.00, children 6 and under accompanied by an adult, free. Group tours, and other tour times are available by appointment. The History Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM-4 PM, Thursday from 10 AM- 8 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM-3 PM. Admission to the History Center is adults $5, children ages 7-16 $3.00, children 6 and under accompanied by an adult, free—receive a $2 discount if you tour the Village and visit the History Center. SCHS members get free admission to the History Center. For more information visit us on Facebook, call 507-451-1420, or visit our website www.steelehistorymuseum.org.

June 2017—Over a quarter of a century ago, SCHS held its first Extravaganza to celebrate our heritage and to provide a venue to share with our friends and neighbors the crafts and skills of the Steele County community. Join SCHS for our 31st Annual Extravaganza being held July 16th in the Village of Yesteryear.  Admission is FREE. Flag raising by the VFW Honor Guard and singing of the National Anthem by Ryan Gillespie  will take place at 11:30 in the Village circle.

 

The day will feature old time hand crafts, demonstrations, stage performances, an antique tractor show, old time games such as potato sack races and musical milk cans and more.  A feature this year will be a Mini Barn Raising, sponsored by Mohs Homes.  This event will offer children (and adults) a chance to raise a barn and is sure to be a favorite for years to come. Mini Barn Raising will take place next to Gus’ Station.

 

Throughout the day buy your fill of Sloppy Joes, locally-made brats, pork burgers, ice cream, pie and old fashioned soda floats.  Don’t miss out on the freshly baked buchti, available in the General Store.

 

Antique farm equipment enthusiasts will have the opportunity to display their vintage iron as part of the 14th Annual Antique Tractor Show.  In addition there will be a parade of tractors, “slow races”, and contests of driving skill.  Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tractor. (If you are interested in entering your tractor, please contact the Steele County Historical Society at 507/451-1420). The Tractor Parade will be featured at 2:30 PM.

 

This Extravaganza of activities take place in the SCHS Village of Yesteryear, 1448 Austin Road, located on the southeast corner of the Steele County fairgrounds. The event runs from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Exhibits include a 19-structure pioneer village featuring the 1868-69 Dunnell House, Carriage House, Print Shop, Schoolhouse, General Store, Saco Church, Firehall, two cabins, a train depot and caboose, Gus’ Station, Blacksmith Shop, the original Owatonna Town Hall, and a Museum of Professions. There will also be FREE admission to the History Center located at 1700 Austin Road. The History Center is currently featuring two exhibits:  Over Here, Over There: The Great War, and Autos and Roads: Constructing the Crossroads.   

 

 

Make the Steele County Historical Society’s Extravaganza your destination Sunday, July 16th for some old fashioned family fun! 

 

Extravaganza is graciously supported by Premier Event Sponsor Randall’s License Bureau, with additional sponsors Ag Power Implement, Central Farm Services, Larry’s Liquor, Legacy Signs, Owatonna Park and Rec, and Tri M Graphics.

 

The Steele County Historical Society operates the Village of Yesteryear May 1st through September 30th with guided tours offered at 1:30 PM Tuesday through Sunday. Adults $5, children ages 7-16 $3.00, children 6 and under accompanied by an adult, free. Group tours, and other tour times are available by appointment. The History Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM-4 PM, Thursday from 10 AM- 8 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM-3 PM. Admission to the History Center is adults $5, children ages 7-16 $3.00, children 6 and under accompanied by an adult, free—receive a $2 discount if you tour the Village and visit the History Center. SCHS members get free admission to the History Center. For more information visit us on Facebook, call 507-451-1420, or visit our website www.steelehistorymuseum.org.

 

 

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