Cultural Programming and Projects
The Dassel History Center serves as a cultural hub for the community, featuring visual arts, theatre, literature and humanities-related programming.
Paintings done by thirteen artists with ties to the Dassel area illustrate the essence of life here. From highly realistic to whimsically abstract, each mural features an aspect of the community through the eyes of the artists. These amazing works provide free, accessible public art to residents and visitors.
More Local Art
The History Center showcases pieces done by local artists including Mamie Falk, Earl Di Marco, Rose Edin, Rodger Brodin, Lynda Peterson, Lonny Jensen and others.
In cooperation with the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association, local performers stage quality performances, including musicals, comedy, and drama in an intimate, comfortable venue. Tiered risers provide for excellent seating.
The DAHS recently published the book Main Street Kids, a delightful collection of stories from more than fifty individuals whose parents owned businesses in Dassel from the 1930s to the 1970s. Books are available for purchase at the Dassel History Center.
A wide variety of programming at the History Center celebrates the traditional heritage of the community and also explores cultural experiences less common to the area.