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Museum Hosting Gallery Talk, Food Workshop, Improv Comedy Show

By Staff | Sep 4, 2015

The closing reception and gallery talk for the “Ghosts of Hope” photo exhibit at Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8. Photo credit: Rip Smith

Prairie Village Museum in Rugby is presenting a variety of events in September, including a gallery talk, a food preservation workshop and an improv theater performance. All are free and open to the public.

The closing reception for “Ghosts of Hope,” a photography exhibit featuring old and abandoned buildings in the Rugby area, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Wine and cheese will be served. Photographers Tillman Crane, Camden, Maine; and Joe Nash, Baltimore, Md., will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m.

Rip Smith, Martinsburg, W.V., creator of the photography book “Forgotten Places: North Dakota,” will be present at the reception and available for book signing. Also attending will be participants in Crane’s 2015 North Dakota photography workshop. The exhibit, curated by photographer and workshop co-instructor Dan Smith, Wolford, closes Sept. 11.

Preserving the Bounty

Three NDSU Extension Service agents will share information on freezing and dehydrating fruits and vegetables in a free workshop titled “Preserving the Bounty” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Prairie Village Museum.

Attendees at the free “Preserving the Bounty” workshop hosted by Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, will learn the best ways to preserve fruits and vegetables via freezing and dehydrating at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9. During the museum’s Village Fair Aug. 9, Nancy Nix of Knox (pictured above) demonstrated the old-fashioned way to make corn muffins.

Callie Johnson, NDSU Extension agent for McHenry County, will share information using on freezing foods for later use. Karla Monson of Bottineau County will give tips on drying foods. And Yolanda Schmidt of Pierce County will share ideas for getting the most out of your garden.

“Preserving food for winter is a huge part of local culture and history,” said museum director Cathy Jelsing. “We thought it would be fun to share the latest, best information on preserving the fruits and vegetables without having to haul out grandma’s canning equipment.”

Theater of Public Policy

Prairie Talks presents Minneapolis-based improv troupe The Theater of Public Policy at Prairie Village Museum on Sunday, Sept. 13. The actors will improvise humorous sketches based on presentations/interviews with three North Dakota experts on campaign finance and lobbying.

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

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