Heritage Village, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Heritage Days - 3rd weekend in August

219 20 Street NE, East Grand Forks, MN

August 16-19, 2018

Admission $5

Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.

National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star 2014 Museum

Free admission for all active duty U.S. military as well as National Guard and reserve military personnel

and up to 5 family members with a military ID (CAC, DD FORM1173 or DD FORM1173-1).

 

Tickets (buttons) available at the gate.

The schedule below will be updated as the event is planned

so please check back after the second week of August.

Thursday August 16, 2018

7:00 pm Parade 4th Street NW, River Road East Grand Forks 

[parade contact Travis McDonald 701-741-3630 Line up on Patriotism Drive]

8:00 pm Adult Tractor Fun (east field)

 

Friday August 17, 2018

8:00 am – noon Kids Day Children ages 5-8 Free Admission: contact Kim Nelson 218-779-3034

4:00 pm – 10:00 Food and Beer

5:00 pm Classic Car Show   Vote for your favorite!  People’s Choice Awards! T-Shirts for Sale

6:00-10:00 pm Dance Downtown Horns

7:00 pm Classic Car Show Awards


Saturday August 18, 2018

7:00 - 10:30 am Thresher Men’s Breakfast (Beier Building)

10:00 am Welcome (bandstand)

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Minnesota Kids ID Hosted by the Red River Lodge #292 (Hagen Building)

10:00 am - 2:00 pm blood drive (Beier Building)

10:00 am – 4 pm Demonstrations and Entertainment on the grounds

   11:00 am - 1:00 pm hotdish contest (bandstand)

noon Kids Money Hunt (Straw Pile-east field)

1:00 Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (by Amundson building)

2:00 pm Cowboy re-en-actors (bandstand)

4:00 pm Cowboy re-en-actors (bandstand)


Saturday 10 am – 4 pm:  Saw Mill (2 whistles means the sawmill is starting up), Antique Tractors & Machinery, Fram Boiler Display, Broom Making, Log Barn & Granary, Minnesota History Display (Village Square), Memorial Garden (flag pole), Victory Garden (Sherlock House), Sons of Norway Viking Ship, Busy Beaver Wood Carver’s Pioneer Float, Blacksmith Shop (Rick Hagen will be teaching children about the blacksmith trade), Railroad exhibits (Northern Lights Railroad Museum), Print Shop (John and Donna Schaffer will be teaching children about the printing trade in the Village Square), Historical artifacts on display (Village Square), Town Hall - area historical information, School House, General Store.

For the Kids: Sheep and Emu (by the Red Barn) 


Concessions Saturday 10 am – 4 pm:  Burger Stand Under the Awning, Ice Cream Parlor in the Town Hall, Mendenhall Presbyterian Church homemade treats in the basement of the Granville Church, Cook Car and treats in the General Store (Soda, Penny Candy).

 

Sunday August 19, 20181

   9:00 Open Horse Show (west of the barn)

10:00 am Ecumenical Church Service (bandstand) Rev. Bud Johnson

11:00 am-1:00 pm Sunday dinner with all the fixings (Beier Building)

11:00 pm Cowboy re-en-actors (bandstand)

12-4 pm Demonstrations and Entertainment on the grounds

1:00 pm Kids Money Hunt (Straw Pile-east field)

1:00 pm Antique Tractor Pull (east field)

1:00 pm Cowboy re-en-actors (bandstand)


Sunday Noon – 4 pm: 

Saw Mill (2 whistles means the sawmill is starting up), Antique Tractors & Machinery, Fram Boiler Display, Broom Making, Log Barn & Granary, Minnesota History Display (Village Square), Memorial Garden (flag pole), Victory Garden (Sherlock House), Sons of Norway Viking Ship, Busy Beaver Wood Carver’s Pioneer Float, Blacksmith Shop (Rick Hagen will be teaching children about the blacksmith trade), Railroad exhibits (Northern Lights Railroad Museum), Print Shop (John and Donna Schaffer will be teaching children about the printing trade in the Village Square), Historical artifacts on display (Village Square), Town Hall - area historical information, School House, General Store.

For the Kids: Sheep and Emu (by Red Barn)


Concessions Sunday 10 am – 4 pm:  Under the Awning, Lefsa (Hagen building), Ice Cream Parlor in the Town Hall, Mendenhall Presbyterian Church homemade treats in the basement of the Granville Church, and treats in the General Store (Soda, Penny Candy).


The Heritage Foundation is a volunteer based organization. Proceeds from the annual Heritage Days living history event are used to maintain the Heritage Village.


Bingo for Your Health

How many healthy habits do you have?  If your healthy habits complete a BINGO, bring your card to the General Store during Heritage Days and receive a FREE Sanford Health water bottle! The bingo card is on the web site www.egfheritage.com.





Fram Exhibit

The Fram exhibit displays the old steam boiler from a Fram ship that sailed up and down the Red River of the North from Fargo to Winnipeg, during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Nisbet Farmstead

The log cabin, barn, and granary, located on the Heritage grounds were built by David Nisbet, and James Lee with the help of other neighbors, on his land 1-1/2 miles East of Mallory, MN, in 1871.

Planet Distances

Stones with the names of the planets have been placed in the ground behind the Amundson building. Walk from the Sun to the planet Neptune.

Victory Garden

The Sherlock House garden is maintained as a living exhibit of home gardening. It is an educational exhibit regarding the importance of home gardening in our nation's history. To help the United States win World War I and World War II, civilians made do with less so there would be enough supplies for the armed forces. Planting a Victory Garden was encouraged by the federal government to supplement civilian shortages and allow raw materials to be diverted to the military. Gardening and canning became patriotic acts. Mr. Wendell Landon began making a Victory Garden exhibit by the Sherlock House in 2009. An heirloom plant variety is one that has been maintained by gardeners and farmers over the years. These plant varieties were commonly grown during earlier periods in history, but are not used in modern large-scale agriculture. The Victory Garden has heirloom varieties that are native Minnesota plants including raspberries, black currants and strawberries. Swiss chard was popularized through Victory gardens.