Sit a while – rest and reminisce.
Donated by the van der Hagen family in memory of Geraldine van der Hagen.
June 20, 1920 – May 12, 2021
I had the honor of being a neighbor to Geraldine for the last 10 years. Many of those summers were spent trying to sneak veggies over to her house only for our kids to come back with cookies, a few dollars or some other treat. She was never to be out done in acts of kindness. A trait she passed on to her children. Stopping by quick meant time filled with old stories, gratitude, and encouragement to “keep raising those kids well”. I was blessed to have known her and it has been a great joy to capture the community enjoying this tremendous gift. “The Bench” sits in front of the Cultural Centre and we welcome you to come and sit a while – rest and reminisce.
sit a while – rest and reminisce
The Bench Photos
Photography courtesy of Leta Jacobs, Design by Leta and property of Design by Leta and the Cultural Centre in Bird Island. However, you have Rosemary’s permission to steal them for your Christmas cards.
EXPERIENCE MORE AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE
Mark Haen Exhibition - March 2024
Heather Smith- April 2024
John White | Ann & Pam Jewelers - May 2024
Farmers and Artisan Market Opens - May 29, 2024
Join us from 4-7pm for the opening day of the 2024 Market Season!
Steph Koenen - June 2024
CATS Group - July 2024
ACTS & MBW Adult Day Services Exhibition - August 2024
Multi Media Exhibition
Artisan & Farmers Market Finale - August 28th, 2024
Olivia Hoppe - September 2024
Gerhardt Miller - October 2024
Shelia & Tom Jacobs - November 2024
Pottery and Wood Work
The Old Fashioned Christmas Market- December 6, 2024
Local gift vendors, Santa, kids activities, horse drawn wagon rides, campfire and warm beverages....like a Hallmark movie in real life.
640 Dogwood Avenue P.O. Box 434
Bird Island, MN 55310
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Open on Saturdays by request.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.