Minnesota Historical Society
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Oliver Kelley didn’t have a Christmas tree. For one thing, such trees didn’t grow in the area when the Kelleys first arrived in the mid-1800s, according to ReNee Hanson, an interpreter at the historic Kelley Farm in Elk River. And it wasn’t a tradition that the ...Read More
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• MHS executives, legislators and farm  benefactors cheered the groundbreaking for a $10.5 million project by Don Heinzman ECM Publishers Two oxen pulled the plow guided by dignitaries officially breaking the historic ground for a new visitors center Saturday at the 1860s Oliver Kelley Farm in E...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Most students heading back to school this fall will learn in traditional classrooms inside school buildings. But in Elk River, there’s another educational institution of sorts — the Oliver Kelley Farm. This Minnesota Historical Society site anticipates more than 1...Read More
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