INDEPENDENCE DAY-NEW ULM BATTERY
The 1870’s Harkin Store will celebrate our great nation with the firing of a cannon on Sunday,
June 30, from 1 to 4. The New Ulm Battery will start at 1:00 with the firing of the old 1862
cannon every half hour until 3:30. Enjoy cold treats while listening about the village of West
Newton and the 1870’s store. Bring a lawn chair or blanket or sit on the porch for an relaxing
afternoon. The program is included with the admission to the store. We are open on Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 to 4 pm with programs on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm.
The gift shop is open the same hours as the store and has many books, toys, unique and hand-
crafted items, also 10 cent candy.
The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom
road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgley. Nicollet County is under construction so follow the
detour signs or call the store for directions at 1-507-354-8666.