The Shoe Lady coming to the Kiesling House Sunday

Pegeen Roseske will demonstrate the art of shoemaking at the historic Kiesling House on Sunday.

NEW ULM — Programming at the Historic Kiesling House, 220 N. Minnesota St., on Sunday, Aug. 19, features Pegeen Rozeske, The Shoe Lady, a historical re-enactor, shoe maker and New Ulm resident. She will present the Art and Mystery of a Cordwainer.

A journeyman shoemaker, Pegeen travels through time as well as across the miles to demonstrate what making footwear entailed when this country was just beginning. 

Pegeen’s program includes her wearing clothing typical of the Kiesling House era and sharing information about her attire.

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. Free for 5 and under.