The Waseca County Historical Society Museum Building will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 -Wednesday, December 26, 218. The Museum Building will be open Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28 from 10am until 3pm.

The Waseca County Bailey Lewer Research Center will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 - Monday, January 1, 2019. 


About the photograph: "1940 Living Room" photograph donated by Barbara Strauss

Dora Kiewatt Quade (Barb Strauss' paternal grandmother), Barb Strauss' mother, Irene Flemming Quade, Irene's sisters Rosina, Minnie, Lydia Roemhildt Flemming all graduated from Mankato Teachers College and were Waseca County rural teachers in the 1930s. Regarding the sofa pillow in picture: Camp Crowder south of Neosho, Missouri in 1941, was the post intended to serve as an armor training center. The U.S. Army selected the Neosho site for the base because of its proximity to water, railroads, and highways.[1] As it was constructed, it was re-designated as a U.S. Army Signal Corps training center. It was named for Enoch Crowder, a Missouri general who was instrumental in developing the draft for World War I and the Selective Service. The post also served as an infantry replacement center and had a small German prisoner of war detention facility.