In September 2017, the Cultural Centre purchased the historic Baker House, an early 1900 Craftsman-style design brick house on Highway 212, on the Yellowstone Trail, in downtown Bird Island. The house is currently being evaluated for National Registry Designation and its planned use will be to enhance the Cultural Centre’s many programs. As of February 2021, we are happy to announce that we have passed the first stage of acceptance and are moving on to the next step in the process! Below are some images for your enjoyment and a .pdf of the National Register of Historic Places Evaluation. It is an incredible written assessment of The Baker House’s rich history. We will continue to keep you updated as we move through this process.

 

The Images in this video were taken by Daniel J. Hoisington of Hoisington Preservation Consultants, March 2018 for The National Register of Historic Places Evaluation

View the National Register of Historic Places Evaluation

Tinnes Baker NRHP Nomination Report

EXPERIENCE MORE AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE

Krstyl Louwagie - March 2021

Cartooning. Influenced from early childhood by illustrated fairy tale books, super-hero comics and animated cartoons. She is the marketing coordinator for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.

Jim and Trisch Beilke - April 2021

Basketry and wooden boats. Working with natural materials such as feathers, antlers, seegrass, jute and wood this exhibition is a feast for those who have a love for natural materials.

Don Sherman - May 2021

Papermaking. A Southwest Minnesota State University adjunct professor and retired photographer using native and invasive plants sometimes blended with commercially produced fibers.

Pat Amberg and Sons - June 2021

Sculpture. A kick off to the Island Day's celebration emphasizes the importance of family and the relationship between fathers and sons.

Jim Brooks - July 2021

Woodworking. This exhibition will also include a woodturning workshop on the green space of the Cultural Centre.

McKenna Lilja - August 2021

Mixed media. An exhibition filled with oil paint, pastels, found objects and textiles that turns the mundane into extrodinary.

Nan Karr Kaufenberg - September 2021

Linoleum block prints. An award winning artist with a distinct style unlike many other styles of painting and imagery.

Dona Larkin - October 2021

Paint. Another award winning, national/world renowned artist who works as a freelancer for commissioned original art work.

Sheila Jacobs - November 2021

Pottery, paint. Known for her stain glass creations, watercolor and most recently pottery, she is lauded as a home-grown artist and conservationist with deep respect from our state-wide community.

Address

640 Dogwood Avenue P.O. Box 434
Bird Island, MN 55310
(320) 365-1011

birdislandculture@gmail.com

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

or By Appointment

Summer Hours 

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm, Saturday 1-4pm

 

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