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New exhibit at Smallest Museum

Heinzelmännchen artifacts featured

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Dr. Ann Vogel of New Ulm installs a new whimsical German fairy tale exhibit, “The Heinzelmännchen Family” in the Smallest Museum in Minnesota outside The Grand Center for Arts & Culture, 210 North Minnesota St. on Friday.

NEW ULM — Dr. Ann Vogel installed a new exhibit in the Smallest Museum in Minnesota outside the Grand Center for Arts & Culture on Friday.

“It’s tiny a glimpse into the oldest living magical, mystical, nocturnal citizens in town,” said Vogel. “The Heinzenmänchen Family (German gnomes) will captivate and entertain you. All of their surprise sightings will summarily endear you to the beauty and intrigue of this small, south central Minnesota town nestled on the banks of the Minnesota River.”

“You are invited to take a deep dive into the depths of your imagination. Let it run wild into the lives of the Goosetown gnomes,” she added. “Being a physician of German heritage and a lifelong New Ulm resident, I have a keen interest in the folkore and history of the community.”

Vogel urged the public to help themselves to a flyer and allow the magic to continue.

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