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Submitted photo Hardanger artist Dinah Skalicky will demonstrate the fancy needlework at the historic Kiesling House on Sunday.


Needlework at

Kiesling on Sunday

NEW ULM — The historic Kiesling House will showcase a Hardanger needlework demonstration this Sunday, July 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.. The program includes demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays.

The Norwegian art of hardanger will be demonstrated by Dinah Skalicky, a long-time crafter of this traditional embroidery. She will display examples of hardanger and will include some of her grandmother’s crochet work. She learned to do Hardanger in the early 80’s. Visitors will have the opportunity to do a basic stitch.

This presentation complements the regular programming which includes a guided tour, a video presentation and exhibits. Explore the past at Historic Kiesling House constructed in 1861; it survived the US – Dakota War of 1862 and is the only wood-framed house from that era remaining in Brown County. Learn about early pioneer settlement, customs and traditions of area immigrants and events, like the US-Dakota War of 1862, that shaped New Ulm. Examine the development of community and influence of social and political issues on residents that lived in this area of Minnesota.

Admission: $3 per person – Free 5 and under.

Brownie Day Camp

NEW ULM — Girl Scout Brownie Day Camp is now taking registrations. “Around the World in 3 Days” is open to girls who have finished kindergarten through 3rd grade, August 6, 7, and 8 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Finstad’s Oak Haven Campground. Come play games, sing songs and eat food you’ve prepared from around the world.

Cost is $35 for registered Girl Scouts and $60 for non-Girl Scouts (cost will include registration for insurance purposes). Financial aid is available. Deadline to register is July 20th. For more information, contact Laura at sievfam@gmail.com.