Vining History Center is open on Friday afternoons
A recent visitor to to the Vining Community History Center recently said it was one of the best kept secrets in the region.
“This History Center is the best kept secret in Vining. I think you have to let people know it is here,” said Lyle Stinson.
A newcomer to this area, Stinson suggested the history center should have an outdoor sign to inform the public that Vining had an interesting place for people to visit. Stinson proceeded to check out the possibilities that would work, received Vining City Council approval, and finally oversaw the installation of the new sign which now is displayed on the exterior of the Vining Community Center. The Espeland Foundation, various memorial funds and donations given to the history center covered the expense of the project.
Since opening in 2006 the history center has been fortunate to receive pieces of furniture and articles related to the early residents of the community of Vining. The history center also has coverage of Karen Nyberg’s (the local astronaut) trips to space. The facility has family records, books, pictures, files and information available for folks seeking family and genealogy information. Individuals and groups have enjoyed the opportunity to discover more about their early ancestors.
The Vining Community History Center is open on Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. The facility will be open on Watermelon Day, Aug. 20. The facility can also be viewed by an appointment by contacting Janice Saetre at (218) 769-4432.