State Historical Society of North Dakota

05/26/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/26/2023 14:53

Public Invited to 'Life on the Homestead' at Welk Homestead State Historic Site

May 26, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. - Welk Homestead State Historic Site staff invite the public to "Life on the Homestead," a full day of free activities Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bob McCay, an amateur blacksmith from Bismarck, will share his knowledge of the craft.

12:15 p.m. Mary Tschosik from Model Bakery in Linton will talk about her 48 years of experience in the business.

1:15 p.m. Tom Isern, NDSU history professor, will present "Ballads of the Great Plains," a program of prairie folk songs selected especially for performance and discussion at the event.

2:15 p.m. Allan Burke, a journalist who has written many articles related to the history of Emmons County and its people, will present "An Aerial View of Emmons County."

3:15 p.m. Rob Hanna, historic sites manager with the State Historical Society of North Dakota, will lead "Reminiscing About German-Russian Country." The audience will share memories of Emmons County, Strasburg, and beyond.

4:15 p.m. The annual Accordion Jam will feature local amateur musicians sharing their music.

5:15 p.m. Musician Victor Schwan, who played accordion with Myron Floren of "The Lawrence Welk Show," will perform.

The Welk Homestead, located at 845 88th St. SE, Strasburg, is a state historic site managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Summer hours are May 27 and 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 3. For more information, contact Brian Grove at 701.336.7777. For information on upcoming programs visit


Brian Grove, 701.336.7777

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