Harkin Store

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  • $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 veterans/active military and ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members. Please call ahead for sign language interpreters, field trip or other group reservations.

Open

    • May 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

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  • On Co. Hwy. 21, nine miles NW of New Ulm. GPS: 44.3866,-94.5993

Other Date Information

  • Mem. Day Wkd.–Labor Day:Tu–Su 10–5 May & Sept.–Oct. 20: Sa & Su 10–5 Programs generally on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Lonesome Ron’s Round-Up

    Lonesome Ron’s Round-Up

    66250 Co Hwy 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: (507) 354-8666

    The Harkin Store and musician Lonesome Ron bid farewell and “happy trails” to the season with folk, country and bluegrass music. Stop in the historic site’s store for the end of season sale.

    The Harkin Store is located at 66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073. Admission to the program is included with your site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 veterans/active military and ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members.

    Questions? Contact the Harkin Store at 507-354-8666 or harkinstore@mnhs.org.

  2. Preparing for Winter

    Preparing for Winter

    66250 Co Hwy 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: (507) 354-8666

    Pioneers spent many months preparing for winter, including canning, drying, candle-making, soap-making, putting up their gardens, cutting enough firewood and getting food stocked for themselves and the animals. Learn more about the domestic side of this process by viewing historic equipment and pictures of farm life.

    The Harkin Store is located at 66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073. Admission to the program is included with your site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 veterans/active military and ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members.

    Questions? Contact the Harkin Store at 507-354-8666 or harkinstore@mnhs.org.

  3. Sheep, Wool and Quilts

    Sheep, Wool and Quilts

    66250 Co Hwy 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: (507) 354-8666

    Alexander Harkin first came to West Newton to raise sheep and produce wool, and visitors can spend an afternoon learning about the wool industry. The store will have displays of wool, a spinning wheel, carders, wool items and quilts, both old and new. Plus, meet with Donna Dose who will show her sock machine and woolen items made from the fur of her angora rabbits.

    The Harkin Store is located at 66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073. Admission to the program is included with your site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 veterans/active military and ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members.

    Questions? Contact the Harkin Store at 507-354-8666 or harkinstore@mnhs.org

  4. West Newton Post Office

    West Newton Post Office

    66250 Co Hwy 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: (507) 354-8666

    When the village of West Newton was a thriving riverboat town in the 1870s, the Harkin Store was home to the local post office. Visitors can learn about the historic post office, how the postal service worked in the 19th century and more.

    The Harkin Store is located at 66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073. Admission to the program is included with your site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 veterans/active military and ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members.

    Questions? Contact the Harkin Store at 507-354-8666 or harkinstore@mnhs.org.

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