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West Forest Avenue Mora, Minnesota
Address: PO Box 113, Mora MN 55051
320-679-1665 email: email@example.com
Open Year Round
Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Kanabec History Center opened to the public in 1978. Operated
the Kanabec County Historical Society, the Center is located on 37
acres bordering the Snake River on the west side of Mora,
MN. The main facility contains an exhibition
controlled storage areas, reference library, conference room, gift shop
and office space. The Coin School, constructed in 1898, now
serves as an education building for Kanabec History Center programs.
is also available for meeting use and other community classes as is the Kanabec History Center conference room.
Currently weekly: yoga classes, karate classes, dancing, Artrageous Art Studio Group,
& Mitchell Ministries Sunday Services
meetings monthly: Northern Exposure Photography Club, Town and Country
Garden Club, Mora Quilting Friends, Kanabec County Artists Assoc.
The one room
Whittier School house is used for
Old Tyme Country School classes each
Center features include:
* Whittier School * Webster
* Coin School * Hiking trail
* Farm machinery
* Picnic tables and covered Picnic area.
*Meeting Rooms available for
* Museum Gift Shop &
*Research Materials including
Newspapers from 1884 to present.
Card Catalog by Name for Obits, Marriage and Birth Announcements
Membership Special BOGO!!
a • New • Gift or • Renewal Membership and get a membership to give a
preserve the roots of Kanabec County
KHC Member Benefits and
friends and family to the Kanabec History Center. Learn more about KHC
membership click on membership in the side bar! or call 320-679-1665
Now raising funds to put a roof over the 1960's Mora Fire Truck.
We need to raise at least $5500 for the roof & Cement slab. If
more funds are raised we hope to also pour a cement slab for the truck
to set on. This project is extremely necessary to preserve the truck
and prevent further weather damage. Already raised for the project,
$1230 from the Kay McCarty memorial fund, $2000 from Dave and Patti
Purdy for a total of $3230. If you would like to donate for this
project you can send you donation to the Kanabec History Center
PO Box 113 Mora MN 55051
Use GoodSearch for your internet information searches and help raise a
penny for the Kanabec History Center every time you do a search. Shop
GoodShop.com and up to 37% of each purchase will be donated to the Kanabec
History Center. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and enter Kanabec
History Center as your charity!
The Friends of the Grass Lake Church Continue to Maintain the Restored Historic Landmark
in 1898 the Grass Lake Mission church is the last remaining building of
the original town of Grass Lake established in 1883. The town consisted
of several businesses, two churches and the Edison School. The town
began to die out when bypassed by the railroad. The church sat idle
since the 1960’s, until the Friends of the Grass Lake Church was formed
and began to restore the structure. The building now owned by the
Kanabec History Center.
This piece of Kanabec County history is
available for your special occasion.
Rental for Weddings, Meetings, Reunions Etc.
Includes: • 20 Original Pews for seating • Electric outlets & lights • Electric Base Board Heat • Off street parking
• Handicapped Accessible • Piano
Cost of rental $20 per hour. $15 for KHC members
Call 320-679-1665 for more information
(Port-a-potties not included at this time)
To Get to Grass Lake Church: Directions: Take Hwy. 65 to MN 70 go East on 70 then
South on County Road 43 (Queen Street) then turn West on 133rd. The
Church is on 133rd. Call 320-679-1665 for more information.
Next Meeting of the Friends of the Grass Lake Church will be Thurs. May 2, 2013 4:30 PM at the
Kanabec History Center
Up coming Events at the Grass Lake Church
Doug Ohman Presents
"Forlorn Hope”: Cemeteries Of MN
Sun. June. 9, 2 PM
at the Historic Grass Lake Mission Church
Free Will Offering
has explored a part of Minnesota’s history that many of us are
fascinated with, but may know little about. Travel with Doug as
he photographs cemeteries and uncovers stories of the forgotten.
He will also share interesting history and meaning of the designs
carved on old gravestones.
photographs have been featured in many books, including the MN By ways
series published by MN Historical Society press. Beside collecting
photographs of Minnesota. Don’t miss this program. Doug is an engaging
speaker, whose programs are always entertaining and informative.
Doug's Program Local resident Pete Peterson will talk about some of the
founders of Grass Lake who are buried in the cemetery
• If You Like Tour Grass Lake Church Cemetery
(Bring Your Insect Repellent )
• Free Lemon Ade • Root Beer Floats & Sundaes $2ea.
Sunday August 11, 2 PM
Old Tyme Sunday School & Hymn Sing
Free Will Offering
us for a fun family afternoon at the Historic Grass Lake Church. Bring
the Kids to esperience a step back in time with a Fannel Board Sunday
School Lesson Led by
Rev. Bruce Thompson & Diane Thompson. Also "Birthday Bank" Old Tyme Hymn Sing with
Belkhom and Mitch Lundeen.
Ice Cream Social with root beer floats.
Free Will Offering, everyone welcome.
KHC Museum Day Celebrating 35 Years*
Sat. May 18, Noon to 4 PM
Kanabec History Center opened its doors at its present location 35
years ago in June of 1978. The land (37 acres) and the main
museum building were donated by the McVay family in honor of Rosemary
Moskalik McVay. *The Kanabec Historical Society was originally organized in 1931, 82 years ago.
• Free Cake While it lasts
NEW EXHIBITS: • Forest to Fields
Agriculture, Commerce, Entertainment 1880-1910
• Butch Casidy Outlaw to Legend • Cat Collectibles*
*A private collection. If you have a collection you would like to display at KHC let us know
FOOD FOR SALE
• Root Beer Floats • Sundaes
• Hot Dogs & Chips • Chili • Bars
• Coffee • Lemonade • Bottled Water
PLUS: * Starving Artist Sale
in the Coin School: Area Artists Works For Sale
AUTHOR, SONGWRITER, FILMMAKER
Bill Jamerson presents:
Thurs. May 30 @ 7 PM
Free Program, No Charge
A fun, nostalgic look at the 1930's Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men.
The program was known as the Civilian Conservation Corps which up C.C.C. Camps throughout the country.
Many structures built my the C.C.C. Camps
workers still exists today!
Hilarious stories, foot tapping songs and a short video makes this a "must see" experience!
This project was funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Brought to you by the East Central Regional Libraryand the Minnesota Libarary Legacy.
12th Annual Garden Tour & Breakfast
Sat. July 13, 2013
Gardens Open 10 AM to 4 PM
Continental Breakfast at the History Center Served 9 to 11 AM
Advance Tickets: $12.00
Tickets $10.00 with KHC Member Discount
Tickets July 13 - $15.00 (No discounts)
Silent Auction Items
Up to six area gardens will be open for the Tour
your maps and directions at the History Center at Breakfast. Breakfast
includes assorted rolls, muffins, juice, coffee or tea.
Also Tour KHC exhibits and KHC Gardens
Gift Shop Open 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Old Tyme Country School
sign up for one of any three 2013 Sessions:
July 29 thru Aug. 2, Aug. 5 thru 9
Or Aug. 12 thru 16
$60 or $40 for KHC members
(Get the reduced member rate: become a Kanabec History Center member for as little as $25 for the year.)
To register print out registration form
go to Old Tyme Country School page.
Tyme Country School takes place in the historic one-room 1904 Whittier
School House on the Kanabec History Center grounds for grades 1 through
8. Costumes, classroom materials, games, music and activities are all
based on the early 1900’s. It’s a fun way to experience and learn
history. The school day is 9:00 am. to 2:00 pm. Monday thru Friday. On
Friday afternoon of each session there is a program by the students for
family and friends, followed by ice cream, cookies and lemonade.
Students receive certificates of attendance each year, 8th grade
students receive a diploma and framed photo of Whittier School.
IPhone Photography Tuesday June 11
7:00 to 9:00 PM Fee $25
Creating Artistic Images with the
IPhone and/or IPad Thursday. June 13
7:15 to 9:15 PM Fee $25
Call 320-679-1665 to register
Bob Ross® Certified instructor Deb Feuring offering
Step-by-Step Floral Oil Painting Class
"Peonies" Beautiful pink flowers!
2 CLASS DATES
Friday June 7, 2013 OR
Saturday June 8, 2013
10 AM to 4 PM
Class Fee: $65 includes materials 16"x20" canvas and use of easels and brushes. You don't need to bring any painting supplies!
Call Alma Hemness 320-679-3755 to register!
Go to Education Page for details
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