The Farm is Dedicated

On Saturday June 25th, at 1 PM, the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead was dedicated.  The event was designed to thank all those who spent so much effort and energy into saving the farm. Congratulatory letters were read from Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.  US State Representative Tom Emmer, Representatives Dean Urdahl, and Jim Nash along with Carver County Commissioners Randy Maluchnik and Jim Ische joined a group of about 100. Key note speaker was Representative Dean Urdahl who spoke of the importance of saving our farmland and historic properties.  Following presentations, a symbolic first Astrakhan apple tree was planted in the same location as Peterson’s orchard.

More really great news is coming soon.Planting the Astrachan

left to right, CCHS Board of Director members, Burt Johnson and Dan Lund, Representative Jim Nash, Representative Dean Urdahl, County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik, Executive Director Wendy Petersen Biorn.  Kneeling, CCHS Board of Director member Lin Deardorff.




Published by: wbiorn

I am the Executive Director at the Carver County Historical Society. The truth of the matter is, that I am not sure I want to admit to how many years I have been in this business. Suffice it to say I have a Masters degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration and began my career in the 1980s. Oops, did I say that? I was reared on a farm, and began my career working at the MNHS site, the Oliver Kelley Farm. The love of the land and history run deep in my blood.

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