PHOTO OF THE DAY: HOUSE CLEANING
Terry Quam, who is on staff at Heritage Hall Museum & Archives, cleans artifacts for placement in The Ludwin and Susanna Deckert House, which is being feature this weekend through extended hours at the museum and special programming. The historic house that was built in the 1880s has been part of the museum’s campus since 1979 and has undergone and complete restoration in recent years. Here’s what’s happening at the museum this weekend.
A Saturday afternoon program beginning at 3 p.m. will offer a closer look at the Deckert family through a visit with Hofer and Ryan Mews, a University of South Dakota student who was a summer intern at the museum whose charge was to research the family;
A Saturday evening program at 7 p.m. titled “New Discoveries in Volhynian Low German Mennonite History” will be led by Rodney Ratzlaff, a Low German Mennonite historian who lives in Olathe, Kan.;
A Sunday afternoon program at 3 p.m. titled “The Dutch Golden Age — Mennonite to the Core” will be led by Dr. Lauren Friesen of North Newton, Kan., who is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Michigan.
All programs will be held at the historic Bethel Church that is also part of the museum’s campus. Admission will be charged.