Wedding Photos and History Sought

Wedding photos and history sought

The Dassel Area Historical Society is planning a wedding exhibit titled Love’s Labor: the Traditions of Weddings and Courtship.

Plans include information about Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish traditional courtship customs. Also wedding traditions from the 1900 to 2016 will be presented in text, photos, documents, clothing and objects.

The DAHS invites area residents and former residents to submit a wedding photo which could be scanned and used in the exhibit.  Please include with the photo names, date, location, and any interesting stories about your, or your family member’s, wedding day. If you have wedding clothing that you would consider loaning for the exhibit, indicate that as well.

Deadline for submitting is Thursday, Mar. 23.

Also include your contact information (phone number, email).

Questions may be directed to Carolyn Holje, 320.275.3077.

Submit to or PO Box D, Dassel, MN 55325, or drop off at 901 First St. N., Dassel.

Peace Train

Peace Train opens at

Dassel History Center

Eighth grade students from the Dassel-Cokato Middle School and their teacher, Arturo Cruz, have placed an art exhibit, Peace Train, at the Dassel History Center.

“Peace” is painted on freight train car drawings using an urban graffiti-style script; it is painted in many languages including Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, Ojibway, many European languages, and several Asian languages. Students signed the paintings indicating they stand for peace, tolerance and inclusion.

The train cars will travel to many schools, and new cars may be added with different languages or the same languages with a new artistic twist.

Ubah Medical Academy Charter High School in Hopkins is the next scheduled location for the exhibit, and then it goes on to schools in Omaha, Neb.

The exhibit is open now and will be at the History Center until March 31.

A reception for the artists is planned for Friday, Mar. 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the History Center.




Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum

Carolyn Holje, Director
901 1st Street N.
P.O. Box D
Dassel, MN 55325
(320) 275-3077


Tuesday - Friday
10 am - 4pm

9 am - 1 pm