Archive for the ‘Museum’ category

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.



October 7, 2009

Celebrate the Otter Tail County Historical Society’s 82nd birthday with a dinner, program and silent auction on Thursday, October 15 at Mulligan’s Pub & Eatery in Perham.

Under the theme Remembering the 50s, the evening features a homestyle pot roast dinner, silent auction and a nostalgia filled program with master storyteller Bob Gasch. Gasch will elicit memories from the audience while weaving together local and national events, places and people from the 1950s.

Social hour begins at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30. People are encouraged to slick back their hair and wear their favorite poodle skirts, saddle shoes and jeans. Elvis impersonators are also welcome.

Tickets are $25. For an additional $15, a coach bus will be taken from the historical museum in Fergus Falls with stops at the BP stations in Battle Lake and Ottertail. Enjoy snacks and a beverage on the bus and leave the driving to us. The bus loads at 4:15 and leaves the museum parking lot at 4:30, Battle Lake at 5:00 and Ottertail at 5:30.

Please call the museum at 218-736-6038 to reserve a seat for dinner and the bus.

International Museum Days Huge Success

May 18, 2007

We entertained 498 children on Thursday and Friday, May 17 &18. The students came from Underwood, Parkers Prairie, Pelican Rapids, Ashby, Wahpeton, Battle Lake, Perham, New York Mills, and Fergus Falls! The theme of our event was “Key Ingredients: It’s All About Food!”. Children made bread, learned table manners, talked about what food products are local to different parts of the United States and learned about advertising. It was a fun two days!

Making History Fun!

April 18, 2007

We have been using this tag line for some time and we would like comments/suggestions/like to know what you think. Check out our website and see if you think we are Making History Fun! and suggest more ways we can do just that. Does this tag line mean that most people don’t think history is fun? That it isn’t usually fun? Or what?