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Save the date: A day in Owatonna Where History Comes Alive

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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Sullivan

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/National_Farmers_Bank.html

The Orphanage (only State School for Dependent or Neglected Children) Also rated 5 Stars on Tripadvisor:

http://www.orphanagemuseum.com/history.php

 

 

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  • jan

    Sorry...My computer was knocked out by the storm and I needed to pass on this lovely event to repair storm damage. Just got back on line today

    June 24, 2013

  • Larry

    Thanks Tracy for a great event - I would not have missed it.

    June 21, 2013

  • Tracy

    Incredible day with fellow members, awesome group! Still processing all we saw, learned and came to understand about MN history today.

    June 21, 2013

  • Sarah D.

    Unfortunately, I can no longer attend the Day in Owatonna. I was looking forward to it also. Getting a new driveway tomorrow and picking up a foster dog at 5:30 pm. Hope everyone has a great time.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested- I would probably drive from my home in Belle Plaine rather than travel up and back down. If there is anyone near me who would like to ride along I'd be happy to carpool.

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • Tracy

      The group is smaller, but if you can still break away, we can meet you somewhere.... Let me know. Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm regretfull over this cancelation but it can't be avoided.I was looking forward to meeting some members and having a relaxing time but will be working instead. I hope you all have a wonderful time!

    June 17, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Sarah D.

    What is the plan for Friday as far as carpooling and where we are going to meet?

    June 17, 2013

    • Tracy

      Please let me know if you have any question, I just posted many updates. Our numbers dropped, but still a go...

      June 20, 2013

  • Rob J.

    Sorry, a business meeting got rescheduled for this day. Have fun!

    June 17, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make the trip to Owatonna. Have fun!

    June 17, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Paulette

    I am sorry, I cannot attend!

    June 19, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Craig Z

    I would love to go on another day if you make it available again.

    June 19, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Pam N.

    Unable to break free that day now. Will look for more events on weekends

    June 19, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Fran L.

    Very sorry I have to cancel. I have a conflict with work and am unable to leave.

    June 20, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Tim

    Regrettably something came up last minute- so I will have to cancel out.

    June 20, 2013

    • Tracy

      We'll miss you. See my comments to Joanie above... Take care, Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Larry

    I will be going;

    2. Do you wish to be a driver or rider? I prefer to ride but I can drive but my car is smaller. The problems is I have no idea where exactly to meet at Southdale.

    3. What time do you want/need to leave Owatonna? It's about a one hour drive from Southdale.

    I am open

    4. Any walking restrictions or special needs?

    We will see

    June 20, 2013

    • Tracy

      Hello Larry, please let me know if you have any additional questions (posted several updates and details today). I look forward to meeting you! Tracy

      June 20, 2013

  • Larry

    Where at Southdale Mall do we meet to carpool?

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to this day but would really like to know more of the details. Please let us know if this event is still going to happen as many of us need to make special arrangements to be there. Thanks!

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I signed up for this before I knew I was coaching soccer. Have a great time and I look forward to other events!

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • Tammi

    I must also work. I was really looking forwArd to going!! Have a fun and interesting time!

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry- I have to work now.

    June 3, 2013

  • Tammi

    I would be interested in going though I would also require a shorter day like Deb.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Tracy

      Not a problem, going to go the car-pool route to provide participants with maximum flexibility! So glad you are interested! Sincerely, Tracy

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can easily take off a day for this! Tracy, Because I have a pup to get home to, w/all planned, how long do you think the day would go? Thanks!~

    2 · February 23, 2013

    • Tracy

      I'm thinking we can carpool to provide people with more flexibility. I'm sure others may want to leave earlier as well - and I doubt it will go until 8pm. I want to ensure we avoid rush hour, but once clear of the metro it should not be bad. This will be an awesome trip! I've actually written about the orphanage. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

      February 23, 2013

  • Pam N.

    I'm really looking forward to this tour!

    1 · February 22, 2013

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    Culture Vulture, Organizer,
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