Last year, 2020, marked 150 years of the Reads Landing Schoolhouse. Now, in 2021, it is time to celebrate the oldest existing brick schoolhouse in Minnesota. The newspaper reported the ideal location on a plateau overlooking the Mississippi River was chosen. To observe the occasion, there will be an open house, slated for Sunday, September 26, 2021, from noon to 4 p.m. Activities are scheduled throughout the afternoon, including at 12:30 p.m. a ragtime music review and a 1 p.m. a presentation of Wabasha County history. Throughout the afternoon, Civil War re-enactors will be on site with displays and demonstrations as well as rug loom demonstrations and Grange members will offer information. Treats will be provided.
The Coloring Contest and the Trivia Challenge continue until October 3, 2021. There are still some Commemorative Coins for visitors.
The gift dhop has a variety of items including the Deneen Pottery mug, tea towels and, new this year, a limited amount of T-shirts all with the Reads Landing Schoolhouse logo.
Admission is free with donations welcome. The Wabasha County Historical Society, Reads Landing School Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. through October 10, 2021. It is a great destination for family and friend outings.
Visit www.wabashacountyhistory.org and like Wabasha County Historical Society on Facebook.