Mr. Leonard, administrator for Nicollet Historical Society emailed me concerning a Rural Display that was being planned for their building located on Hwy. 169 north of St. Peter. Earlier he had been directed to Arnold Kramer website through an article about their Museum written by Beth Johannek. In viewing many of the works done by Arnold Kramer, he thought the one of ours called "Shalk Thrashing" (1910) depicted the farming process in rural America. He requested that they copy that picture at the University and then display it in the Museum along with a tractor and other farming displays. We delivered the picture to our son's home in Chanhassen where it was picked up by Mr. Leonard. By June '08, we had received an invitation to attend the Open House at the Nicollet Historical Society. Harold and Eileen (Kramer) Brau and Ray and I attended the open house. There were many interesting areas to observe as well, and a short video was presented on the Indian conflict and signing of the treaty at this site. It was a priviledge to have our painting by Uncle Arnold chosen for this agricultural display. And we do congratulate Beth Johanneck on her development of the website of her Grandfather's wonderful contribution to the art scene.
**If you have a chance, stop in to see this Museum.
Nicollet Historical Society Features Rural Agricultural ExhibitIn late 2007
Contributed by Alice Thull