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ANNANDALE HISTORY CLUB
The History Club of Annandale, Minnesota was formed in May of 1991.[club history] Through the years we have enjoyed this learning and remembering experience. The program is advertised in The Annandale Advocate the week before the meeting. Meetings are usually at 12:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month in the Senior Dining room in City Hall.  It is open to all.  

CURRENT COMMITTEE


PRESENTATIONS: ACCOUNTS:

2017

  • February 6 - Gary Elfstrand presentation: Early Years of Annandale
  • March 6 - History Club members share Past Business Promotional Items
  • May 1 - Gary Elfstrand presentation: 1903 Bandit Raid
  • Account: South Haven Bandit Raid
  • August 7 - Jill Bishop presentation: Annandale Methodist Church
  • October 2 -  TBA
  • November 6 - TBA

2016

  • February 1 - William Arendt presentation: Cedar Lake Conservation Club
  • March 7 - Chris Lantto presentation: Lantto Store
  • April 4 - Don Carlson presentation: Carlson Block and Tile Company
  • Account: Brickyards
  • May 2 - PBS film "The Orphan Trains"
  • August 1 - Vince Lundeen presentation: Lundeen Ford
  • October 3 - Skip Nolan presentation: French Lake Auto Parts
  • November 7 - Doug Ohman presentation: Barn Photography

2015


2014

  • February 3 - Marc Mattice presentation: Wright County Parks
  • March 3 - Norm Heino presentation: Westward Migration in the 1800s
  • April 7 - Susie Keskey presentation: Temperance Corner
  • May 5 - Marilyn Gordon presentation: Lost Settlements
  • August 4 - Eric Hylen presentation: Model Ts 
  • October 6 - Jerry Specht presentation: History of Extension in Wright County
  • November 3 - Delores Laffolette (of AARP) presentation: Fraud and Scams Directed to Seniors

2013


2012


2011


2010


2009


2008


2007


2006


2005

2004


2003
  • Deb Erhard presentation: Annandale Subway Store
  • Sister Carol presentation: Clare's Well
  • Bill Fortner presentation: Marquetry (Artwork using different color woods)
  • Jim Larson presentation: Annandale Veterinary Clinic
  • Chad Spaulding presentation: Annandale Chiropractic
  • Karen Weiss presentation: Cat Breeder
  • Elizabeth Hood Anderson presentation: Artist
  • Charlene Donnelly presentation: Gardendale Nursery

2002

2001

2000


1999
  • Jim Rudolph presentation: Stamp Collecting
  • Nita Cherry presentation: Volunteering at the Annandale Care Center
  • Bill and Trula Kersten presentation: Life on the Farm
  • Marilyn Gordon presentation: Antiques (show & tell)
  • Patty Dease presentation: Earthway Farms
  • Sandy Otto presentation: Annandale Library History
  • Mark and Laurel Miller presentation: History of Miller's Jewelry Store
  • Chris Lantto presentation: French Lake Store
  • Viola Larson presentation: Life of Esther

1998


1997

  • Daryl Gunnerson presentation: Development of Southbrook
  • Wally Houle presentation: Innovations and accomplishments while Mayor of Annandale
  • Donna Anderson presentation: Forty Years of Cake Decorating
  • Dwayne Bruns presentation: Annandale State Bank Early Mergers & History
  • Julia Barkley presentation: Dayton's Furniture Store 
  • George Arenson presentation: Arenson's Drug Store
  • Walle Houle presentation: Holy Land Trip (slides)
  • Lillian Logeais presentation: Shell Oil Station

1996

  • Jane Wizik presentation: VJ Day -- A Trip to Hawaii Relived
  • Arlen Johnson presentation: History of Former Grade Schools
  • Ella Geardink presentation: Trip to Bangladesh
  • Ken Rudolph presentation: Late 1800 Letters by his Grandfather
  • George Houchins presentation: Annandale Creamery

1995


1994


1993


HISTORY CLUB COMMITTEE:
as of January, 2016

Russ Fortner, Co-chair
Bob Bayard, Co-chair
Karen Christofferson, Secretary

Blaine Barkley
Judy Martin
Jill Bishop