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Independence celebration at Harkin Store



Sunday, July 1, the historical Harkin Store will celebrate our great nation with the firing of a cannon and refreshments. The New Ulm Battery will start off the firing of the old 1862 cannon every half hour, and on the hour.

Enjoy cold treats while listening about the 1870s riverboat town of West Newton and the Harkin Store. Bring a lawn chair or blanket or sit on the porch for a relaxing afternoon.

The store is open 10-5 p.m. Sunday, July 1, and admission includes the tour and program. We are also open on July 4, 10-5 p.m. We are open every day except Mondays.

The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21 or the bottom road or nine miles east of Fort Ridgley. For more information and large group scheduling, contact the store at (507) 354-8666, or at Nicollet County at (507) 934-2160.