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Dakota City Heritage Village plans summer events

Dakota City Heritage Village is opening the doors to many of its buildings for three events this summer.

The events are called Family and Friends Fun Days, and they are meant to be a time for folks to just stop by the village and check things out.

“They’re for anybody who wants to come out and experience life in the 1900s,” said education director Alisa Peterson.

Visitors will also be able to stop in and see several of the buildings. If they want, they are also invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the shade of the village’s many trees.

The first Family and Friends Fun Day will be held June 13, with another scheduled on July 11, and the last set for Aug. 22. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with tours of the village scheduled at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.

Admission for the Friends and Family Fun Days is $5 per person, ages 3 and older. For more information, call the village at 651-460-8050.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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