Archive for the ‘Smithsonian – Between Fences’ category

Coffee Klatch – The Living Fence and Landscape Design

March 18, 2010

Part of Our Between Fences Series…

The Otter Tail County Historical Society’s Coffee Klatch continues on Friday, March 19, 10:00 a.m. at the museum. Master gardener, Jean Prochnow, will speak on “The Living Fence and Landscape Design.”

Instead of using manufactured fences to delineate property lines, she will demonstrate how hedges, grasses and other plants make effective, colorful and pleasing borders.

The Coffee Klatch is free, the coffee hot and the discussion stimulating. For more information call the Historical Society at 736-6038.


Coffee Klatch – “Growth Control and Its Ramifications

March 10, 2010

Part of our series on Fences in conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibit: Between Fences. At the Historical Society through March 20, 2010.

The Otter Tail County Historical Society’s Coffee Klatch series continues on Friday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. at the Museum. Fergus Falls Community Development Director, Gordon Hydukovich, will speak on Growth Control and Its Ramifications.

While all communities seek to expand their business and population base, there are instances when growth can have a negative impact. How do cities determine when growth becomes a hindrance? That is the job that Hydukovich deals with in Fergus Falls.

Please join this fascinating discussion at the Otter Tail County Historical Museum. Admission to the Coffee Klatch is free. For more information call 218-736-6038.

Prairie and Fences – Coffee and Discussion – Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.

February 22, 2010

The Otter Tail County Historical Society Coffee Klatch continues on Friday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. at the museum. Molly Stoddard from the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center will speak on the topic of Prairie and Fences.

The first two speakers in the series spoke on the development of roads, fences and easements, all man-made notions. Ms. Stoddard, on the other hand, will talk about what the prairie was like before it was fenced. She will also discuss how fencing impacted the prairie and its wildlife. She will finish by explaining how people can eco-friendly fences.

The historical society Coffee Klatch is free and open to the public. Enjoy a cup of coffee and great conversation. For more information call the museum at 736-6038.

Business After Hours Tonight

February 11, 2010

Please join us for Business After Hours tonight February 11th from 5-7 at the OTC Historical Museum. This is a great opportunity to network and check out the new exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute called “Between Fences”. This exhibit will only appear in five cities in Minnesota, ours being one of them! The catering will be by the The Spot Panini & Wine. There is not a charge for this event. See you there and bring a friend!

Terree Hoffman
Chamber of Commerce

Busy Preparing for VIP Opening of Between Fences

February 5, 2010

Tonight’s the night and we are busy making room for our VIPs so we have cleared out most of the gift shop and library for our reception.

Do to the weather (we are under a winter storm advisory) we have receive a few regrets from those that won’t be able to come, but we are still expecting over 90 guests here tonight.

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Humanities Center.