Frederic Area Historical Society Update

Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 8:48 am

Press Release

The Frederic Area Historical Society will be serving its signature strawberry shortcake on Sat., June 15, from 10:00 a.m. through mid-afternoon.

Part of annual fundraising efforts to help offset the costs of keeping the museum open to the public to tell the story of Frederic’s past, the strawberry shortcake cake event has become a popular part of Frederic Family Days, held over Father’s Day weekend. Many visitors make it regular stop during Family Days, year after year.

The Frederic Soo Line Depot is the last of its kind in this area on what was once the major pipeline of commerce in this area through more than half of the last century–the railroad.

When the Soo Line abandoned rail service through Frederic in 1989, the village acquired the depot and restored it with transportation enhancement grants from the federal government, as a rest stop on the Gandy Dancer State Trail and a museum of local history.

Frederic Area Historical Society members will be on hand to share the history of Frederic. The Depot/Museum is open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through leaf season in the fall.

The Frederic Area Historical Society is currently experiencing a serious decline in membership. If you are interested in the history of this area, they are in need of new members and volunteers to be hosts at the museum. For more information please call 715-327-4271 or 715-327-4892.

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