Hello Culture Vultures,
This is a full day, and for some it may require a vacation day (but well-deserved!); however, I promise - it will be well worth it. More details forthcoming as the date approaches, but for certain the day will include:
A tour the Castle-like State School Orphanage Museum. We will explore and learn the story of Minnesota's orphans. Between[masked], 10,635 orphans, although many were not truly orphans, passed through the only State School Orphanage in the country. Ghost stories abound in this Minnesota treasure, and the Owatonna Art Center is located inside of the main building.
We will also tour the National Farmer's Bank "The Jewel Box", designed by world-renowned Louis H. Sullivan, mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and considered to be one of Sullivan's finest works.
Not to be missed, we will embark on a historic walking tour, encountering a blend of architectural styles from the late 1800s to early 1900s - historic homes, schools, churches and other buildings.
It is amazing place with amazing history. Please join us!
Lunch, cost, and travel details TBD as I get an estimated number of interested participants.
Additional historical background and information about some of the sites we will tour:
The Farmer's National Bank designed by Louis H. Sullivan (mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright) Rated 5 Stars on Tripadvisor:
The Orphanage (only State School for Dependent or Neglected Children) Also rated 5 Stars on Tripadvisor: