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19th-century bread and butter making at historic Forestville in June


Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Learn how to make bread and butter the old fashioned way, in two popular programs offered at Historic Forestville this June. Families can see 19th-century chores in progress and learn from costumed history players about farm life.

•Event: Bread Making Day

•Dates: June 7 and 21

•Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Fee: $7 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members. State park vehicle permit required.

Bread is the most widely consumed food in the world. Step back into 1899 and observe costumed guides as they complete the weekly task of bread making. Nineteenth-century techniques of bread making will be showcased with opportunities for hands on participation. Bread-making process from start to finish is an all-day event, with the mixing beginning at 10 a.m. and the finished product coming out of the oven around 3 p.m.

•Event: Butter Making Day

•Dates: June 14 and 28

•Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Fee: $7 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members. State park vehicle permit required.

Butter has been used for more than 4,000 years. For many years, butter was only produced in the home. During the 19th century, many farm wives supplemented farm income by selling butter. They churned every day or so, or whenever enough cream had accumulated. Step back into 1899 and observe costumed guides as they complete the weekly task of butter churning. Nineteenth-century traditional techniques of churning will be showcased with opportunities for hands on participation.

About Historic Forestville

At Historic Forestville, visitors can see 19th-century merchandise in the Meighen family store, discover what’s cooking in the kitchen and help the hired hand with chores in the garden and farm buildings. The historic village is located inside Forestville State Park, between Preston and Spring Valley, approximately 40 miles from Rochester or Austin. A State Park vehicle permit is required. For more information call 507-765-2785.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at events.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

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The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools to be used on their project of building a permanent fence around the baseball field. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a g ..... 
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Preston street construction to start after Trout Days

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

At the Preston City Council May 5 meeting, City Administrator Joe Hoffman provided updates on the Twenty-14 and Industrial Park projects. Contractors are expected to start Twenty-14 street projects on May 19. Construction for the street projects w ..... 
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New Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary officers installed

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary of Preston installed officers for the 2014-2015 year on May 6, 2014. Pictured (left to right): Nancy Berry (Chaplain), DD Himli (Guard &Trustee), Ann O’Connor (Trustee), Muriel Hanson (Secretary), Diane Johnson (J ..... 
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Engagement: Bergstrom ~ Soland

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

LuVerne and Carol Soland, Kathy and Randy Stalki and Lori and Bruce Bergstrom are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Guy Soland and Carrie Bergstrom. Carrie graduated from Southland High School in Adams, Minn. In 2005 attend ..... 
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Fillmore Central 4th Grade Girl Scout Junior Troop tours Preston Ambulance

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Fillmore Central 4th grade Girl Scout Junior Troop 44503 toured the Preston Ambulance to learn about First Aid. Pictured are Ambulance Director Ryan Throckmorton, Kelcy Nagel, Pyper Casey, Maddie Eslinger, Kendyl Kraling, Anna Cahill-Hoffman, Daio M ..... 
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Birth Announcement: Seaver Ray Mashek

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Ben and Linzy Mashek of Mankato, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Seaver. He was born March 30, 2014, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are LuVerne and Carol Soland of Preston, Minn., Steve Ramaker of Wyk ..... 
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Two “Trout Days” fishing contests

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Celebrate ”Preston Trout Days” by participating in two separate fishing contests sponsored by the National Trout Center located in Preston, Minn. May 16-18 are the 2014 dates for Preston’s annual “Trout Days” celebration. Visit [Read the Rest]

Laurie Marie Every

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Laurie Marie Every, age 53, formerly of Preston, Minn. and Harmony, Minn., died Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center. Laurie was born September 19, 1960, in Harmony the daughter of Chuck and Emma (Hellem) Every. ..... 
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