PHOTO OF THE DAY: TOUR OF THE PAST
Natalie Arens, director of activities at Oakview Terrace, and resident Carol Minor view several of the quilts on display at Heritage Hall Museum and Archives in Freeman Thursday afternoon, Aug. 12. Staff and volunteers at the museum welcomed Minor and a handful of other nursing home residents for several hours on Thursday and invited them to view the numerous artifacts on hand — from household, business-related items and tools to the large transportation collection. The museum has spent the last several years working to maintain and improve its displays, its grounds and its presence in the community. Welcoming groups like the residents from Oakview Terrace is one of the ways the museum is reaching out.
Heritage Hall Museum and Archives is also planning a return to programming this fall after being largely shut down in response to Covid-19. A presentation from Lois Thieszen Preheim of Newton, Kan. is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, when she will share about her book, Trailing the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard.
On Sunday, Oct. 10, former Freeman resident Phyllis Schrag will present a one-woman show about an advocate for workers-rights who served as the Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945.
And on Oct. 23, Dr. Nathan Bates, a professor of German at the University of South Dakota, will speak about some of his findings while studying the German language and materials at the museum’s archives.
Watch the Courier for more details on these programs in coming weeks.