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Kick-off dinner, cleaning day launch museum season

By Staff | Apr 25, 2014

Stark

The Geographical Center Historical Society will kick off its 2014 season with a Sausage, Dumpling and Kraut Dinner and a program on Teddy Roosevelt, April 27, at the Rugby Eagles Club.

The freewill community dinner, featuring sausage, dumplings, sauerkraut, carrots, rolls and kuchen, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fargo cartoonist/historian Steve Stark will give his illustrated history presentation on “The Cowboy President” at 1:15. The program is free and open to the public.

Stark, who has performed as Teddy Roosevelt since 1985, will illustrate his tales of T.R. on a 20-foot roll of paper. Known by school children as “Mr. History,” Stark’s appearance at last year’s spring kick-off was so popular, the historical society decided to bring him back.

Event sponsors include the North Dakota Humanities Council, Ramsey National Bank, and the Geographical Center Historical Society, which operates Prairie Village Museum. Historical society vice president Linda Lysne is doing the cooking.

Cleaning Day

is May 4

On May 4, volunteers will gather from noon to 5 p.m. for the fourth annual Cleaning Day at the Museum. Workers will help clean the 30 buildings that make up Prairie Village Museum, which opens for school tours on May 1 and to the general public on May 15.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite cleaning tools, including lawn rakes. Cleaning products will be provided.

“With everyone pitching in, and with lots of good food to keep us going, it’s a fun day,” museum director Cathy Jelsing said.

Service clubs and helpers of all ages are welcome. Museum membership is not required to participate. The event is hosted by the Friends of Prairie Village Museum.

For more information on these and other upcoming events, call 776-6414, email prairievillagemueum@gmail.com, or visit prarievillagemuseum.com.

– Prairie Village Museum

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