Business After Hours Tonight

Posted February 11, 2010 by Otter Tail County Historical Society
Categories: Chamber of Commerce, Fergus Falls, Minnesota Otter Tail County, Nonprofit Organizations, Smithsonian - Between Fences

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
218-736-6951

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Between Fences Coffee Klatch Series at Museum

Posted February 9, 2010 by Otter Tail County Historical Society
Categories: Minnesota Otter Tail County, Nonprofit Organizations

The Otter Tail County Historical Society’s popular Coffee Klatch series begins on Friday, February 12, at 10:00 a.m. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition Between Fences, the society is offering a series of Friday morning discussions related to the topics of borders, divisions and fences. The February 12 program features Gordon Cline, Otter Tail County Engineering Technologist, who will speak on Fences, Surveying and Easements. There will be ample time for questions and discussion following the presentation.
The Coffee Klatch series is free and open to the public. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and interesting conversation. For more information call the historical society at 736-6038.

Busy Preparing for VIP Opening of Between Fences

Posted February 5, 2010 by Otter Tail County Historical Society
Categories: Exhibits, Minnesota Otter Tail County, Museum, Nonprofit Organizations, Smithsonian - Between Fences

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.

Installation of Between Fences Complete

Posted February 4, 2010 by Otter Tail County Historical Society
Categories: Uncategorized

Thanks to the assistance of David Thronsedt (Left), Krista Schmidt (Middle) and Chuck Brunko (Right) the install took us about 4 hours. We made quite a team!

Installation of Between Fences today!

Posted February 3, 2010 by Otter Tail County Historical Society
Categories: Uncategorized

Kathy, Chris and some wonderful volunteers will be installing the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Between Fences today! A teachers only preview will be held Thursday evening, an invitation only viewing will be on Friday evening and we invite the public to come and see it on Saturday, Feb. 6 through March 20. Weekdays 9-5 and weekends 1-4. We have extended our hours through the run of the exhibit.

Otter Tail County Historical Society Awarded Legacy Grant

Posted January 5, 2010 by Otter Tail County Historical Society
Categories: Historical Society, Minnesota Otter Tail County, Nonprofit Organizations

Without a concerted effort, our state’s historic and cultural treasures are in danger of being lost to time. The Minnesota Historical Society recently awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant to the Otter Tail County Historical Society. The grant was approved by MHS’s awards committee to support a Water Abatement Project.
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Minnesota Legislature from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created with passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the state constitution in November 2008. The grants are awarded to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation.
The Otter Tail County Historical Society’s Water Abatement Project will alleviate water issues on the museum’s north side through landscaping and the installation of ground drains. Work will commence and be completed in the spring of 2010.
“It is wonderful to see so many communities and local organizations benefitting from the Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants,” said Britta Bloomberg, deputy state historic preservation officer. “Minnesota should be proud of the unprecedented opportunities these grants provide for organizations to preserve and share our history and cultural heritage. The impact of projects supported by the grants will be felt throughout the state for many years to come.”
For more information call the Otter Tail County Historical Society at 218-736-6038.

Usborne Bookfair to Benefit Historical Society

Posted November 25, 2009 by Otter Tail County Historical Society
Categories: Bookfair, Fergus Falls, Historical Society, Holiday Shopping

We are partnering again this year with Jennifer Philaya and Usborne books to provide you with a great source for online holiday shopping and a benefit to the historical society. Visit and shop at Usborne Books.

Jennifer will also be at the Historical Society to take your order on Sunday, December 6, 2009 from Noon to 4:30 p.m.