This week, a caretaker will be moving into the old Andrew Peterson house. TJ Malaskee is an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society- Mill City Museum, and former Kelley Farm interpreter. Plan are to open the property for tours in the spring. Stay tuned for more about TJ in the next few weeks.
The CCHS applied for a large Legacy grant for the final restoration for the north Peterson barn. The initial grant was applied for last summer. After a review and rewrite the final grant was submitted in the fall. The CCHS Executive Director then testified before the deciding board several weeks ago. The results will be released in December. Cross you fingers and toes, as the barn can’t last much longer. If approved, the grant will fully restore the barn and will use some new technology, which will allow everyone to watch the restoration from anywhere in the world!
The University of Minnesota Resilient Communities Project students are blogging about us. click on the link and read about the latest.
Replacing the old septic system has been the cause for delays this time. With this issue finally solved, expect a big announcement within a week or less.
Waiting…. waiting….waiting…expecting to hear more by the end of the month. But getting ever closer.
Greetings. This blog is intended to keep you, the public, informed of what is going on at the farm. So much has been said and talked about, and it was decided this was a great way to disseminate information to many people at once. Please watch this blog or the Chaska Herald for important information the week of July 13th. Big news is coming.