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Historical Society seeking input before removing items

Published 7:52pm Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Mower County Historical Society has to get rid of some stuff, and it wants your input.

The Historical Society invites the public to attend a forum on its planned deaccession and collections improvement project. Each forum is meant to give a clear understanding of the process, what it means for the historical society, and how it will affect its future. Attendees can ask questions and raise any concerns they may have. There will also be a tour of select buildings that demonstrate the need to undertake these initiatives. There are five forums remaining, which take place 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Each forum will last approximately two hours.

For more information, call the Historical Society at 507-437-6082.

 

Two genealogy workshops

Anyone looking to dig up family history but doesn’t know where to start will get his or her chance during two workshops this fall.

At Genealogy Detectives workshops at the Mower County Historical Society 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, participants will get organizational information and become detectives in search of their family histories. Preregistration is required, and space is limited to the first eight.

The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

To register, contact the Historical Society at 507-437-6082. The deadline to register for the October workshop is Monday, Oct. 8, and for the November workshop is Monday, Nov. 29.


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