Local Celebrities to host downtown Table Trivia Walk

NEW ULM — With financial support from the New Ulm Area Foundation, New Ulm’s Downtown Action Team announces the table and bench project telling some of the history of New Ulm has been completed along Minnesota Street from Third North to First South. To celebrate this project, a Table Trivia Walk will be held on Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in conjunction with New Ulm’s Crazy Days.

In the first phase of the project, plaques with historical photos and information about New Ulm were installed on 20 benches. The recently completed second phase of the project is the installation of vinyl wraps on the nine tabletops. Each table has a theme with photos and information about a variety of topics of local interest. The intent of the project is to increase opportunities for social connections and encourage residents to spend more time downtown. The hope is that the information will provide conversation starters and a walk down memory lane for residents, while helping everyone gain a better understanding of aspects of New Ulm’s history.

To participate in the Table Trivia Walk, individuals can pick up a trivia card from the Chamber of Commerce office or from any table host. After answering the trivia question at each table, participants may turn in their completed cards by 3:00 pm at the Chamber office to be entered into a prize drawing.

During the event, these local celebrities plan to serve as table hosts.

Elroy Ubl, well-known New Ulm historian and author, will host the Movie Theaters of New Ulm table at Third North.

Scott Sparlin, leader of the Bock Fest Boys, will host the Musical Tradition of New Ulm table at Second North.

Dr. Dan Groebner, local historian, will host the Ballrooms of New Ulm table at Second North.

Daniel Hoisington, historian, author, and filmmaker, will host the Brown County Fair table at First North.

Kathleen Backer, Brown County Historical Society Executive Director, will host the Festivals and Events table at First North.

Darwin Strong (White Eagle), site maintenance at the Lower Sioux Agency, will host the Dakota Way of Life table at Center Street.

Julie Busch, a Schell’s employee, will host the Breweries and Distillery of New Ulm table at Center Street.

Mayor Terry Sveine, local historian and author, will host the Grocery Stores of New Ulm table at First South.

Paul Maday, long time car enthusiast, will host the Automobile Dealerships table at First South.

If individuals are unable to participate in the July 24 event, Table Trivia Walk cards will be available at the Chamber of Commerce Office following the event for a self-guided tour that can be taken at any time.


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