Harkin Store

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Rates

  • $5 adults, $3 seniors (65+) & students w/ID, $3 children 6–17, free age 5 and under. Please call ahead for sign language interpreters, field trip or other group reservations.

Open

  • May 1, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

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Directions

  • On Co. Hwy. 21, eight 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

Attraction Attributes

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

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  1. "Best of the Wurst" Band

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    The Minnesota River Valley will be filled with music from the porch of the Harkin Store on July 1st. Come and listen to the "Best of the Wurst" band. Marv, Vern and Garfield will play a variety of old time tunes. Come bring a lawn chair or blanket, or enjoy the porch for the afternoon.

    The Harkin Store is open from 10 to 5 pm every day except Mondays in July. The gift shop is supplied with harmonicas, candy, toys, books, and hand crafted items.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  2. Afternoon of Leisure

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    Sunday afternoons in the 1870s were time to relax, visit friends or maybe do a bit of fancywork. Come see our display of tatting, hardanger, knitting and other types of craftwork. Do you do this kind of work yourself? Bring some to show off and spend the afternoon visiting with others who share the hobby. Visitors will also be able to tour the store, have a game of checkers, or visit on the porch. Refreshments will be served.

    The store is open from 10 to 5 pm every day except Mondays. Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members are free. The gift shop has books, toys and unique and hand crafted items also 10-cent candy.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  3. Carver Creek Bluegrass

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    Enjoy bluegrass in the valley. Carver Creek Bluegrass, formerly known as Monson Family Bluegrass, a family band of five siblings, is known for delightful performances of bluegrass, old time, gospel and Irish music using a variety of instruments, the typical banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle - and some unusual ones like the bodhrán and musical saw.

    The Harkin Store is glad to have the family back again. Come enjoy the afternoon, bring a lawn chair or enjoy the porch. The family will have CDs for sale.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  4. Christmas in July at the Harkin Store

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    The Harkin Store will celebrate a Scottish Christmas in honor of Alexander Harkin's native country. Come experience decorations, Scottish "goodies" to eat, and even a tree!

    The Harkin Store is open every day except Mondays from 10 to 5 pm with programs from 1 to 4 pm on Sundays.

    Remember the Harkin Store is having the 35th Annual West Newton Day on August 3rd. Find your old pictures of the area and come and share your stories with us and our visitors. We will also post contact information for those who want to find relatives or other information.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  5. Dairy Day at Harkin Store

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    The Harkin Store will be honoring the dairy industry by serving homemade ice cream, made by Sylvia Reinhardt. Other dairy products will be available for sampling. Please join us for a treat while relaxing on the 1870s porch and watching the river – it’s a pretty great way to spend a summer afternoon! Regular admission includes the program. Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members are free.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  6. Father's Day at Harkin Store

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    Join us in honor of Father’s Day. Leather worker Dan Cochran will have a display of his wares and discuss his work. Let Dad relax under the shade of Alexander Harkin’s 1870s porch while learning about the general store and the former bustling riverboat stop of West Newton.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  7. Flag Day at Harkin Store

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    Come celebrate Flag Day with us and learn some history along the way. When was the first flag? How has the flag changed? What did the flag of the 1870's look like? Come find out and see a great display of different American flags. Regular site admission, Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members are free.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  8. Independence Day at Harkin Store

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    The historical Harkin Store will celebrate our great nation, and fire a cannon. The New Ulm Battery will start at 1:00 with the firing of the old 1862 cannon every half hour and on the hour. Enjoy cold treats while listening about the 1870s riverboat town of West Newton and the Harkin Store. Bring a lawn chair or blanket or sit on the porch for a relaxing afternoon.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  9. Minnesota Riverboats

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    Join us in West Newton, where Alexander Harkin started his general store in the 1870s, to learn about the riverboats that traveled up and down the Minnesota River. The Harkin Store is open Saturdays and Sundays in May from 10 to 5 pm with programs every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Visit our unique gift shop featuring many books, toys, handcrafted unique items and 10-cent candy. Regular admission includes the program. Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members are free.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  10. Mother's Day at the Harkin Store

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    The Harkin Store is open for the season on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 to 5 pm in May. Celebrate Mother's Day with us. Nineteenth-century mothers had many chores to do but they did take time to do creative work. Aprons, including some made by Harkin grand-daughter Janet Massopust, will be displayed. Regular admission includes the program. Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members are free.

    Come and see the 1870's store and hear about the riverboat town of West Newton that once stood here on the banks of the Minnesota River. The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely.

    The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

  11. Music at the Harkin Store

    66289 County Highway 21
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Call: 507-354-8666

    Musician Bill Cagley, who plays "music for all ages" will be performing at the Harkin Store. Cagley sings and plays guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. Cagley is a Harkin favorite and has played across Minnesota. Dance along with his daughter, or bring your own lawn chair and relax in the shade. Regular admission includes the program. Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members are free.

    The Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The historic site is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information and scheduling of large tour groups contact 507-354-8666 on weekends or Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160.

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