We're not the only ones with fun events about barns...here are some other things happening!
The Marine Civic Club has invited Olivia Nienaber to speak about the Barn Quilt Trail and it's significance to the surrounding community. The talk will be held on Tuesday, December 20th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Fireside Room at Christ Lutheran Church in Marine on St. Croix, MN. Everyone is welcome to attend. To learn more about the barn quilts in Washington County, visit their website:
Barn Quilt Tour of Carver County, Minnesota
Barb Hone of the Arts Consortium of Carver County visited the May 16th FOMB Board meeting. Barb introduced the board members to the wonderful barn quilt project they have in Carver County. With a grant and the goal of introducing more people to public art in the form of barn quilts, 24 quilts were installed around Carver County. Visit their website for information on the tour, quilts, and barns. They also have a variety of barn quilt related items for sale to help raise funds, including a book about the Barn Quilts of Carver County.
Watch a video of the making of barn quilts in Carver County:
Help save this unique silo!
The Almelund Threshing Company, a 501c3 non-profit located near Almelund, that works to keep agricultural heritage alive through an annual Threshing Show held on the show grounds on Highway 95 near Almelund, MN, every August. The group recently started a crowdfunding site to save a 100-year old silo built from clear heart redwood. If this silo is not moved, it will need to be demolished. Currently, the goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of the year (12/31). This money will allow the group to dismantle, transport, and erect this silo on the show grounds, so that they will be able to preserve and share this silo with generations to come.
Morningside Farms Fall Festival
Friday, October 23rd 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 24th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
19639 Cross Lake Rd, Pine City, MN
July 31-August 1 52nd Annual Old Time Harvest Steam and Gas Engine Festival
August 7-9 Almelund Threshing Show
August 22-23 Nowthen Threshing Show
August 28-30 Lesueur Pioneer Power Show
Abandoned Farms of Isanti County Project
See the project gallery at Cambridge Center For The Arts, located at 140 Buchanan Street North, Cambridge, MN 55008. Call ahead to make sure the Center is open (763-552-0320). Gallery hours Tuesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m., and Thursdays noon to 6 p.m.