Oliver Kelley Farm

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A request for $10.5 million to fund a revitalization project at the state’s historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River is back before the Minnesota Legislature, which opened the 2014 session on Tuesday. The Minnesota Historical Society is asking the Legislature to support a $10.5 million capital budget request to [...]

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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 like on [...]

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n Minnesota Grange to host first major community event in half a century The Oliver Hudson Kelley Grange will host “A Full Moon Barn Raising,” a community event aimed at continuing the revitalization and promotion of the Grange’s rich history. This event, which will run from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Oliver Kelley Farm, will feature numerous activities, including a performance of [...]

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  “Paint the Farm,” a month-long event at the historic Oliver J. Kelley Farm, had a good opening over Labor Day weekend. Many visitors were on hand, enjoying the paintings on display by local artists, along with activities such as the 1860s horse-powered threshing demonstrations, in which several youngsters grabbed a fork to take part. [...]

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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 11,000 students will take a field trip to the farm this [...]

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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 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor For the last eight years, supporters of the historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River have been working to get state funding for a $9.857 million revitalization project. The funding has been in several bonding bills over the last few years, and passed both the Minnesota House and Senate three [...]

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The historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River will celebrate a Farmer’s Fourth of July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Fee is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6–17; and free for children age 5 and under and Minnesota Historical Society members. Bring a [...]

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