Oliver Kelley Farm
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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      Celebrate the Farmer’s Fourth of July at the Kelley Farm. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn and watch the spring lambs and calves prance about. Visitors can also join in 19th-century games such as town ball, the precursor to modern baseball, and participate in an o...Read More
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Oliver H. Kelley was from Boston and like many others he migrated west as soon as he turned 21, settling in Minnesota in 1849. In 1863 Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first day of Thanksgiving. Visit the historic Kelley Farm in Elk River at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, to explore what Thanksgiving was lik...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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Fathers will be admitted free when accompanied by a child during Father’s Day Weekend at the historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Regular admission is $9 adults, $7 seniors and students, $6 ages [....Read More
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