Old Schools Day – Harkin Store

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In 1870’s, schools were usually a one room building, come and look at the pictures we have 

of the schools that were in Nicollet County.  There will be old pictures  and old books and

a picture of the private school, the Robinson school which was in the Robinson house, in the

village of West Newton.  If you have any pictures of any of the schools in Nicollet County

please bring them to share.  Information will be out from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, August 25th.


Come learn about the village of West Newton an the 1870’s Harkin Store that was prosperous

and all that is left of that time.  The store is open Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 4 pm

with programs from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday afternoons.  Admission to the program is included

with admission to the store.


The gift shop is open the same hours as the store and has books, toys and unique and hand 

crafted items and 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 Ridgely.  Nicollet County Road 21 is under construction so follow 

the detour signs or call the store when open for directions at 1-507-354-8666.

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