Annual Pork Chop Supper Fundraiser-6/12/2017

Annual Pork Chop Supper Fundraiser

Monday, June 12th 4:30-7PM

$12-Adults & $6-Kids-Extra Chop-$3

Music from 4:30-6:30PM

By Guitarist Lee Weber & Stoney Point

Museum Educational Media Center!

Limited Inventory Wildlife Art  Print Silent Auction!

Menu:  Pork Chop, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Applesauce, French Bread and a DQ Dilly Bar! Coffee or Punch

Thank you Business Sponsors for supplying all the Great Food:

“Little Crow & the Dakota War” Documentary Movie-7/23/2017

“Little Crow & the Dakota War”

Documentary Movie

Sunday, July 23rd-7PM

State Theater

35 Washington Ave. E

Hutchinson, MN 55350

Tickets-$10 for Adults-$5 for Kids under 12 yrs.

The Museum is excited to have Mark Diedrich and Bill Weiss back for a second showing of “Little Crow and the Dakota War”, their very successful documentary that explores the life of the Dakota Warrior during the U.S. Dakota War of 1862. The Museum was lucky enough to feature the film’s premier when it first came out, with standing room only at the Historical Society, but this time, the State Theater has donated the use of the theater to give guests the full movie experience!

The film has been featured on PBS and shown all over the region, with much success.  Mark and Bill will both be available to give a short talk about the making of the film and the impact that it has had on the legacy of Little Crow, the Dakota people and the history of the 1862 war that was fought here in McLeod County and Minnesota.  All ticket proceeds will go to help support the Museum’s Mission to preserve McLeod County’s History, with all popcorn and pop sales to the State Theater.  The Museum will be preselling tickets, with limited tickets at the door.  See you at the Movies this Sunday, July 23rd!

 

 

World War I & the History of Military Service Flags-7/30/2017

World War I & the History of Military Service Flags

Sunday, July 30th-2-3PM

Museum Educational Media Center

The Service Flag is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or conflict.  This special flag also has a unique and patriotic history grounded in the history of World War I and the touching story of one father’s pride and love.

Please join us for a program on the history of the Service flag and display of McLeod County Service Flags from the Museum’s Collection.  We ask guests to share their family flags and will offer time at the end of the  program to share their Soldier’s service story.

 

 

Doughnuts For Doughboys! Fundraiser-Delivered on 6/2/2017

Doughnuts For Doughboys!

Delivered on National

Doughnut Day Friday, June 2nd

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of World War I the McLeod County Historical Society & Museum will be selling Doughnuts for Doughboys!  For every dozen doughnuts purchased, your business will receive a WW I Vet Military Biography of a McLeod County boy who served in the war. Your Purchase will also help us to continue to preserve these heroes’ stories & artifacts!  Display your Doughboy in a prominent place & let your community know you appreciate our World War I Veterans and support the preservation of local history.  Your business will receive a gold star, displayed at the Museum, for every doughboy and dozen donuts you purchase!  So help us preserve the past and honor the stories of these local Vets who are gone but not forgotten.

Donuts for Doughboys Fundraiser Sheet to fill out, drop off, mail or email to get your Doughnuts for Doughboys!

1-Dozen Doughnuts per $20 Donation!

Donuts Provided by:

 

 

Artifact of the Month:

Donor: Gerard Stifter                              Accession #’s: 2016-0189-007

History:  World War I dog tag U.S.A. #4066193. Belonged to Eugene J. Stifter, Winsted, MN.  Eugene John Stifter was born October 6, 1893 in Winsted Township, McLeod County, to Paul A. Stifter, Sr. and Anna Loew.  He entered military service on July 25, 1918.  He served overseas in France during World War I as a member of the American Expeditionary Force with Company L, 54th Pioneer Infantry. While serving in France, he broke his leg wrestling with another soldier in the barracks.  He was honorably discharged from active duty March 28, 1919.

Eugene married Angela Christina Fasching on September 2, 1919 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Winsted, McLeod County, Minnesota. Eugene was an active member of American Legion Martin Krueger Post #407, including a time as post commander.  For a number of years, he read the roll call of deceased veterans at Memorial Day celebrations in Winsted. Eugene died December 25, 1981 at St. Mary’s Home, Winsted, McLeod County, Minnesota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War I – Minnesota Author Presentation-5/21/2017

World War I – Minnesota Author Presentation

Sunday, May 21st -2PM

Museum Educational Media Center

A third generation Minnesotan, Iric Nathanson writes and lectures about Minnesota history.  His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including the Star Tribune,  Minnesota History, Hennepin History and the on-line daily MinnPost.  Iric’s 2010 book, Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century, was a finalist for a Minnesota book award.  Please join us on Sunday, May 21st for our 2017 theme kickoff author program on World War I.  Mr. Nathanson’s new book, “World War I – Minnesota”,  will give us a great state-wide overview, as we dive into the history of the war to end all wars.  Iric will be selling and signing books after the program. The Museum will have a special display of World War I artifacts from our collection and refreshments will be served.

Books are available at our Gift Shop for $24 each, email us at info@mcleodhistory.org to order one today!

 

 

Buffalo Wild Wings-EAT WINGS FOR HISTORY FUNDRAISER!-5/15/2017

Eat Wings for History!

Monday, May 15th-11am- 9pm

We know you love history and everyone loves a meal out, so mark your calendars for Monday, May 15th at the Hutchinson Buffalo Wild Wings!  Help us raise some much needed operating funds and EAT WINGS FOR HISTORY-And anything else on the Menu! Just cut out and bring in the tickets below, or go to our website, www.mcleodhistory.org and print out a ticket for you and your friends.  Give the ticket to your server on the fundraiser night, and 15% of your total food bill will be donated to the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum.  Its so easy and lots of fun!  We will have a table at the restaurant, but will not be able to hand out tickets to guests, so be sure to bring your tickets with you or download a copy

to your cell phone.   See ya at B-dubs! Lori 

 

Artifact of the Month:

Donor: Gerard Stifter

Accession #: 2016-0189-006

History:  Photograph of Eugene John Stifter dressed in a World War I uniform. Credited to Lhotka Studio, Winsted, MN. Mounted in brown folder.  Eugene John Stifter was born October 6, 1893 in Winsted Township, McLeod County, Minnesota to Paul A. Stifter, Sr. and Anna Loew.  He entered military service on July 25, 1918. He served overseas in France during World War I as a member of the American Expeditionary Force with Company L, 54th Pioneer Infantry. While serving in France, he broke his leg wrestling with another soldier in the barracks. He was honorably discharged from active duty March 28, 1919.   Eugene married Angela Christina Fasching on September 2, 1919 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Winsted, McLeod County, Minnesota. Angela was the daughter of Frank Fasching and Elizabeth Schermann. Eugene and Angela were parents to 11 children, 8 daughters and 3 sons.  Eugene was an active member of American Legion Martin Krueger Post #407, including a time as post commander.  For a number of years, he read the roll call of deceased veterans at Memorial Day celebrations in Winsted.  Eugene died December 25, 1981 at St. Mary’s Home, Winsted, McLeod County, Minnesota.

Then & Now! Historical Fashion Show-4/30/2017-Tickets just $25!

Join us: Sunday, April 30th @ 2pm at the McLeod County Historical Museum-380 School Road NW-Hutchinson, MN

Tickets: $25 each-purchase tickets at the Museum and any of the businesses listed below!

Ticket Includes: Appetizers & glass of wine or fruit punch from Zella’s Restaurant, Tour of Historic McLeod County Fashions, 2017 Fashion Show of great Summer Trends, Chance to win 1 of 6 new accessories & 1 of 4 $50 gift cards from our business sponsors!

Fashions & Food By:

Artifact of the Month:

Spotlight on the Collection-This year, as we remember the 100th Anniversary of World War I, we will be shining a spotlight on artifacts from the Museum’s World War I Collection.

Donor: William Froemming

Accession #: 2015-0198-014

History:  Registration card for Gerhard Froemming, Hutchinson, MN, Precinct Acoma. Dated June 30, 1917. Signed by Gustav Popp, Registrar. Done in accordance with the proclamation of the President of the United States and in compliance with law during the period of World War I.