Monday, December 11, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Check out the work being done on the gym walls. There have been many full days and late nights getting this work done. It is absolutely beautiful and we can not wait for you to see it. Thank you once again to everyone who has worked so hard to make this possible.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 2:59 AM
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Photo courtesy of Rose Bitzan
Millerville school bus driven by Wm Danelke in the early 1940s.
Photo courtesy of Juliana Pomeranz
Millerville school bus from 1949 - 1957 driven by Leo Hopfner owner.
Photo courtesy of Terry Ness.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 2:27 PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Look at the transformation. All of this work has been done in a little bit more than one week. The painting is the only thing left to be done. Thanks to everyone who has helped to make these repairs possible. It is great to see what a community can do when we all pull together.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 5:47 PM
Monday, November 20, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House at the Brandon Auditorium or helped us in any way. It was a huge success. Special thanks go to Bob Piotrowski for his wonderful music and the Beautiful and Talented Johari Tribe Dancers. The entertainment was enjoyed by all.
Everyone got enough to eat.
This dance looked a little bit dangerous.
Music by Bob Piotrowski was enjoyed by all.
There was a great crowd.
The Beautiful and Talented Johari Tribe Dancers supplied great entertainment.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 4:53 AM
Saturday, November 11, 2017
This unique building was constructed in our hometown as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project during the Great Depression and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Folks from all over the country stop and ask for a tour of this unusual structure. They want to know about its construction and the history that goes with it. They marvel at the wood carvings that were created especially for this building, there are no others like it anywhere. The huge mural is also a one of a kind work of art. Its artist has other work displayed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Philadelphia. Many community members and even some of our relatives, gave their field rocks, time and sweat working on its construction. If only the walls could talk about everything they have seen in the past 80 years. For 21 years all of the Brandon High School graduations were held in this place. Can you even believe that the Silver Streak Basketball Team played the Harlem Globetrotters here? Through the years, young people of all ages came from miles around to dance, watch movies and roller skate. Sixteen big name bands held dances inside these walls on a regular basis. We can all personally remember the wonderful events that we have attended here. We can all be very proud to have this well used treasure in our town. It is up to each of us to try to help preserve this special building in any way that we can so that many others may also enjoy it in the future.
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Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 3:18 PM