The tour will go south along Highway 10, stop at Iberia Cemetery, and then follow the historic Shetek Trail on County Rd. 24 to Springfield.

Public invited to program about Shetek Trail at museum August 18

The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) is spearheading a number of events to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of August 17. 

New this year is a 13-stop luxury van tour of the Great Shetek Trail narrated by local historian Gary Wiltscheck. The tour will depart from the Sleepy Eye Depot Museum on Tuesday, August 18, at 9:30 a.m. The tour will go south along Highway 10, stop at Iberia Cemetery, and then follow the historic Shetek Trail on County Rd. 24 to Springfield.  

The tourists will have a buffet lunch at Tommy’s Central Street Steak House in Springfield.  At 1 p.m., Murray County Historical Society Director Janet Timmerman will present an hour-long program about the Shetek Trail at the Springfield Museum.   The program is open to any and all interested people. 

The van tour will continue on its return to Sleepy Eye and end at about 3:30 p.m. (If you are interested in taking the tour, you must make a reservation; call 507-233-2620 for tickets ($45 each, lunch included).

This event is co-sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society, Springfield Area Historical Society, and Springfield Public Library.

Luxury van tours of the historic Milford and Leavenworth Rescue areas are scheduled for Thursday, August 20, and Friday August 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required; call 507-233-2620 for tickets ($45 each).

Lunch and a Bite of History speaker series is August 17-21 at the Brown County Historical Society Museum Annex unless otherwise noted.

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