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Make plans to join us for our annual Christmas Open House and Silent Auction fundraiser Saturday, December 7 from 1-5:00.
Donations are arriving daily for the silent auction. The baskets will be set up throughout the museum and bidding will start Tuesday, December 3 at noon. Admission to the museum will be free all week.
If you have items you would like to donate for the silent auction, please drop them off at the museum by November 16 so we can combine items and create gift baskets.
Our 1914 Chevrolet is taking a little trip this fall up the hill to Marthaler Chevrolet at the intersection of Highways 28 and 55 in Glenwood. It will be on display next to the 2014 models that are arriving at the dealership.
The Baby Grand was originally owned by Ole N. Barsness. Mr. Barsness was a successful farmer on land settled by his father and uncle. He used the car as transportation, as well as power for his farm equipment.
He purchased at Pope County’s first Chevrolet dealership – Schluter Brothers’ Hardware and Implement in Sedan. This was one of the first cars sold by the Schluters.
And a side note – the 1914 models were the first to sport the now familiar Chevrolet “Bow-Tie” logo.
The Baby Grand was one of the first automobiles made by Chevrolet under W.C. Durant, who wanted a car to compete with the Model T Ford. At $875, the 4-door, 5
passenger Baby Grand was a bit more expensive than the $500 Model T, but featured a speedometer and had the option of an electric starter.
One of my favorite features is the Prest-O-Lite headlamps, which use pressurized acetylene and are ignited by pressing a button. The light from the flame bounces off the round reflector in the back to produce bright, even light.
The Pope County Historical Society is grateful to Marthaler Chevrolet for their support of this project, including new tires for the Baby Grand. We hope you will stop by their showroom and see it, then stop down to the museum to see even more local treasures.
Arranging Music for Diverse Folk Instruments*
(and Especially Their Instrumentalists!)
*guitars, dulcimers (both types), autoharp, recorders, flutes, bass, voices!
Friday, October 25, 9am-12noon
Presented by pick-up-band conductor/arranger and award-winning musician Lucille Reilly of Denver, Colorado made possible with the generous support of Pope Country Historical Society and Lake Region Arts Council.
Jam to some familiar tunes beyond playing the “right notes.”
See below to download the handouts and audio files and get started, or go to http://www.thedulcimerlady.com/Events.htm
What to bring:
**The handout ReillyWorkshopHandout (three tunes on the two pdf pages), either in a notebook or on a clipboard (for a firm surface to write on). Printed, hard copy is recommended; if you are inclined to load it onto a mobile device, you will need to have a way to mark those virtual handouts, as some chords and other elements may change.
**Pencil with eraser
**Music stand (limited number available on site)
Get ready! Play the tunes and/or chords on your own at home. Listen to them here: http://www.thedulcimerlady.com/links.htm#MN
Playing any or all from memory is fine; just the same, bring hard copies of the tunes to the workshop for reference.
Got strings? Tune them up before heading out the door! (Yes, Lucille realizes that mountain dulcimers may have to re-tune.)What we’ll do:
The group will play each tune to gain comfort playing together, then we’ll draw from the skills, instruments and score to orchestrate each tune as it leads us!
Questions? Call Pope County Historical Society at 320/634-3293, or contact Lucille Reilly directly at email@example.com
This workshop is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
We are very pleased to announce a Museum concert with National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and International Autoharp Champion from Denver, Lucille Reilly! The concert will be held in the Pope County Museum gallery on Thursday evening, October 24, 7 pm. MUSICIANS TAKE NOTE: Lucille invites you to join her for a jam session the following morning from 9:00 to Noon. Details and prices on the poster:
I recently came across a page of cheers and songs “to bring to pep fest” from 1936.
Here are the words to the school song as printed on that sheet:
There are many hills and waters
But none that can compare
to our dear old Minnewaska
With her hills so green and fair
‘Twas there our fathers founded
A school whose growing name
Is now and ever will be
Winning Glenwood greater fame.
Oh! Glenwood’s going to win tonight
Shout the cry of victory
We have the team, we have the pep
So win it ought to be
So keep our fighting spirit
And beat them through and through
So Fight! Fight! Fight! with all your might
For the orange and the blue
In 1940, the last line was changed to “Gold and the Blue” – which remained Glenwood’s colors until the school closed in 1991.
The team was called the “Soo Liners” in the mid 1940′s and became the Lakers in 1947.
Pope County Museum A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Periodically, I will highlight an item or items from our Museum collection.
Today’s item is a Ritter Model A Dental X-Ray. It was developed in 1920 and manufactured until the 1930s, when a newer, safer model was developed.
This particular x-ray machine was used by Dr. James Gilman in Glenwood.
Dr. Gilman grew up in Willmar and came to Glenwood in 1946 after spending 3 years in the Naval Dental Corps in WWII.