The Lakeside Ballroom was featured on the Pioneer Public Television series “Postcards” this week. You can catch it this Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. or online at pioneer.org. (Click the link to see the video.) The episode features many images from the Pope County Historical Society collection and extensive commentary by our own Merlin Peterson.
The program highlights the history of the building and features a segment about the active Ballroom Dance Club that meets at the Ballroom.
“Ballrooms have a fabulous musical history starting with the Big Bands of the 30s and 40s to the famous artists of the 50s through 90s; the ballrooms in western Minnesota had them all. Hear stories of those who attended the Fiesta Ballroom in Montevideo, and those who attend a surviving ballroom, the Lakeside, in Glenwood.”