Wabasha County Historical Society has special visitors


Oscar “Swede” family. Swede is fourth from the left, front row.
Oscar “Swede” family. Swede is fourth from the left, front row.

It was a busy weekend at the Wabasha County Historical Society School Museum in Reads Landing. On Saturday, August 5 2017, the Florin family visited. Rodney Florin’s presentation pertaining to the research it did for the new railroad display and the new Native American display was interrupted by “convicts.” The “convicts” returned to jail and the presentation continued. Rodney Florin has been a generous donor at the museum. The Florin family visits every two years and enjoys seeing the projects on which Florin has worked.

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, The Reads Landing School Museum was the perfect setting for friends and family to gather for the celebration of Oscar “Swede” Ostrom’s 90th birthday. Swede’s mother taught at the school. Swede and his siblings attended school there. The family was excited to see their ancestors’ initials carved in the brick outside the school as well as their signatures on the ceiling in the basement stairway. Since retiring, Swede has been an active member of the board of the Wabasha County Historical Society.

The museum is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m., mid-May to mid- October.

Please visit www.wabashacountyhistory.org and “like” Wabasha County Historical Society on Facebook.


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