Washington County Heritage Center Grand Opening

This weekend is the big GRAND OPENING for the Washington County Heritage Center, and YOU are invited! 15 years to plan, research and fundraise have led to this moment. Enjoy ax-throwing, log cutting, exhibit tours, Indigenous dancing and drumming, musical duos, and a special appearance by Paul Bunyan.  See below for details – we hope to see you there!

Events and Performances

“Accent,” a string duet consisting of Stillwater natives Travis Peterson (violin) and Jess Peterson (viola). Expect to hear selections from Bach to The Beatles and everything in between

“Curtis & Loretta,” a husband and wife duo performing traditional songs from America and the British Isles as well as originals. Dressed in 1800s costumes, they make history come alive with their seamless harmonies and period instruments

Paul Bunyan: Younger visitors during the grand opening will also have their own version of axe throwing and can meet and talk with the biggest lumberjack of them all!

Axe throwing and log cutting in the front lawn provided by world champion lumberjacks Jim and Jamie Fischer

Noon-2pm: Indigenous Drumming and Dancing in the Royal Credit Union Education Center

After the grand opening the Heritage Center will be open Tuesday through Sundays 10am to 4pm. Cost for admission will be $8 for adults and $3 for kids [6-17]. Members of the Washington County Historical Society get free admissions to all the WCHS historic sites.

Date: October 16th, 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm

Address: 1862 South Greeley Street, Stillwater, MN 55082

Cost: Free