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The Landmark Center will once again host a summer reading series for local youth. The family friendly events will be held on Wednesday nights beginning on June 28.

Landmark Center

Dan Broten

Henning Landmark Center invites you to attend our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at 5 p.m. Help us celebrate the start of our 14th year as a community center for arts exhibits and activities, public meeting space, museum for local history, retreat center for family gatherings, and a space for all to use and enjoy. We welcome your input about current and future activities and hope to share with you the many opportunities and events we have provided for our community throughout our first 13 years. Please join us.

As you may know, Landmark Center is a non-profit center focused on the celebration of the arts, providing a safe and inviting location for public and private gatherings, virtual meeting technology, free public Wi-Fi, space for workshops or retreats, and bed space for up to 10 overnight guests in our historic 1914 facility.

The Landmark Center recently received grant funding from several sources, including the Art and Clarice Espeland Family Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the City of Henning and the Lake Region Arts Council. These funds are specifically dedicated towards Operating Support, Strategic Funding, or specific Arts projects. We rely on these grant funds as well as donations and contributions from individuals, fundraising, membership fees and workshop fees. 

We are grateful to all of our supporters and welcome you to help us celebrate and grow.

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.”

Our summer schedule includes a monthly book club, meeting every four weeks based on bookmobile visits. 

We are hosting a Historic Henning Walking Tour with Chris Schuelke, which this year will begin and end at the Trinity Center on July 6. Registration fees go to the Otter Tail County Historical Society.

The Landmark Center will continue our family friendly Summer Reading Series with Wednesday evening gatherings in our garden/patio area. 

The first event will be Siamas Congo Roots, music from the Heart of Africa, 7-8 p.m. on June 28. This event is made possible by the Viking Library System. 

The Reading Series will continue on Wednesdays, July 5 and 12 at 7 p.m. with youth book readings and activities based on STEAM topics. 

On July 19 at 7 p.m., Viking Library will sponsor CLIMB Theater performance of “The Ant and The Grasshopper” at the Landmark Center. The final week of our summer series will be Ralph Covert musical event for youth and families, on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. 

The Landmark Center will also be one of 20 studio locations on the Art of the Lakes Studio Tour from July 14-16 with five artists exhibiting at the Landmark Center and demonstrating their artwork. A brochure of other participating studios will be available including a map to other studio locations. 

Mark your calendars for our annual Corn and Brat Feed scheduled for on Friday, August 25 from 5-7 p.m., with live music, fresh corn and brats, silent auction, root beer floats, and youth activities.  

More events and workshops are coming, watch for Citizen’s Advocate article updates, pick up a schedule, or visit our website at