Members were avid historical buffs, and before and after the show they shared many stories of their lives on and off the farm.
Although the banquet was open to members only, my show as open to the public and a few parents brought young people.
I'd like to thank Spring Valley Historical Society Secretary Julie Mlinar, forefront on the right in the picture above, for inviting me to the banquet. Nancy and I enjoyed the great food, the lively conversation, and the stories many people willingly told us.Many audience members purchased books and kindly told me how much they enjoyed the show. This kind of feedback means a lot to me because it lets me know they understand that the small farm heritage belongs to all Minnesotans.
Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson