Landmark Center begins 13th year in Henning
News | Published on January 25, 2022 at 12:50pm EST | Author: Chad Koenen0
We are proud to announce that the Henning Landmark Center is now officially listed in the National Register for Historic Places.
After several years of research by historian Rolf Anderson, our nomination was submitted and approved by the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office of the MN Historical Society in November, and finally listed by the Deptartment of Interior in Washington, DC on Dec. 29, 2021.
Landmark Center was recognized for its significance to our surrounding region as medical clinic for nearly 80 years, beginning with construction in 1914 it served as residence for Dr. A.J. Lewis and Medical Office for several doctors including Charles Lewis, Jay Kevern, and Jon Wigert. This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
In the early 1990’s a new clinic was constructed one block west, and the building was eventually sold by Dr. Wigert to take on a new life as the Landmark Center thanks to the vision and funding of the Art and Clarice Espeland Family and their Foundation.
We now begin our 13th year as a non-profit center for Community activities and invite you to take advantage of this local treasure. Please watch for a new schedule of 2022 events as they become available.
Two CPR training classes have been rescheduled at Landmark Center, new dates have been set for Feb. 16 from 6-10 p.m. and Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may sign up for one of these four hour classes, which will be offered at a reduced fee due to grant funding from Lake Region Electric Cooperative. Training will be provided by Chelsea Waskoski through Tri-County Health Care. Space is limited, so please call 548-5760 to RSVP.
Viking Library Bookmobile visits Henning every two weeks with next visits scheduled for Feb. 1 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. near Landmark Station building.
The “Beverage and a Book” will meet on Feb. 15 from 2-4 p.m. to discuss “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry.” Copies of this book are available at the Landmark Center for those wishing to join the discussion.