The Yellowstone Trail Alliance of Western Minnesota (YTAWMN) is teaming up with area historical and cultural institutions to host a Yellowstone Trail Sociability Run on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 12 and 13.
The event is being held along Yellowstone Trail communities, running from Buffalo Lake to Ortonville, and serves to highlight historic and cultural sites and events at each of the locations. Individuals are encouraged to make the trip in antique, collectible or otherwise show-worthy automobiles as a way to bolster the fun; but the most important thing is to just come along and enjoy the ride.
Participating historic sites will generally be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday on Sunday. Live music will be held at the historic-themed Bluenose Gopher Pub-house in Granite Falls from 5 to 9 p.m. Ortonville musicians Lee Kanten & Company will take the stage from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by Granite Falls-based Maybe Tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.
Special events and exhibits will be held at several historic/cultural sites, including:
• The the Danube Depot Museum – Yellowstone Trail exhibit detailing the coast-to-coast travels of Cal and Suzie Lueck;
• The Sacred Heart Museum – will feature a special “Sports in Sacred Heart” history exhibit;
• Yellow Medicine County Museum – showcasing the: How the Great War Hit Home in West Central Minnesota: World War I Traveling Exhibit;
• The Swensson Farm Horse Power event – hosted by the Chippewa County Historical Society, the event will be held Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Swensson Farmhouse located between Granite Falls and Montevideo.
Other special cultural attractions feature art exhibits, including Chaila Amundson’s portrait oil display of “This is How I see it,” being hosted at the Cultural Centre of Bird Island and, Brad Hall’s “Portraits of the Prairie” exhibit at the KK Berge Gallery in Granite Falls.
Individuals who register for the Sociability Run will receive a commemorative 2020 dash plaque in addition to special rates at Bluenose Gopher Pubhouse Saturday evening.
Individuals may register for the event for $10 in-person on the day of Sociability Run at Studio 155 on Main in Hector, the Volstead House in Granite Falls or the Big Stone County Museum grounds in Ortonville.
Contact us by email: yellowstonetrailalliance@gmail.com or phone 541-543-9975.
More information online at  yellowstonetrailmn.com.

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