As usual I was trout fishing during the Heritage Days celebration, which is sponsored the last weekend in September by the New Richmond Preservation Society. The 2002 event ended on Sunday, September 29, and I got home early enough to capture a few of the activities and exhibits on Sunday afternoon. There are new people, exhibits and activities every year. Click on any photo to open a new window with a larger image. Close the image window when you want to return to this page.


Photo: Scandia Community Band

Photo: Stagecoach

Photo:  Carol Benish, Prairie Enthusiasts

The Scandia Community Band shared their talent and enthusiasm for some great music. Members come from several communities in the St. Croix valley.

There was a chance to look over a stagecoach like those that brought visitors to New Richmond in days gone by.

Carol Benish from the Prairie Heritage Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts reported a lot of interest in prairie restoration in western Wisconsin.

Photo: 1967 Kaiser Ambulance

Photo: 1963 Pontiac Ambulance

Photo: 1937 Henry Ambulance

Chuck Mehls of New Richmond is standing next to his restored 1967 Kaiser military ambulance.

Chuck also exhibited this1963 Pontiac Ambulance in perfect condition...

And this 1937 Henny Ambulance that looks like new.

Photo: Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Photo: Willys and Fran Thomson

Photo: Kathy Johnson demonstration

The Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church is the newest addition to the Heritage Center. For a brief history, click here.

Willys and Fran Thomson were welcoming visitors to the Ag Pavilion. Willys is treasurer of the New Richmond Preservation Society.

Kathy Johnson demonstrated the art of Dry Embossing, a technique for making beautiful personalized greeting cards and stationary.

Photo: Leslie Plourde exhibit

Photo: Jean Major in school

Leslie Plourde demonstrated basket weaving, a craft that produces practical and beautiful containers.

Jean Major volunteered her skills as a retired teacher to keep order in the Camp Nine School.


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