Afton Historical Museum

November 16th is Give to the Max Day at GiveMN.org

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On Thursday, November 16, join your fellow Minnesotans in raising millions of dollars for nonprofits which make our communities stronger. Just by giving on Give to the Max Day 2015, your donation of as little as $10 could turn into $10,000 for Afton Historical Museum by participating in GiveMN.org $150,000 prize pool!
Give through the link here:

https://givemn.org/organization/Afton-Historical-Society

As a reminder, the Afton Historical Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. Membership dues, donations and grants are the only source of funds to maintain and operate the museum. We do not receive any funds from the local or state government.

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The Fall 2017 newsletter and original story available.
The Newsletters can always be downloaded by following the Newsletter link.
Original Stories by local authors can be read under the Story link.
Always click "read more" to get full article.

Afton's Art in the Park 2016

September 24th & 25th
The 38th Annual two day outdoor fine arts and traditional craft fair takes place in Afton’s quaint Town Square Park and features over 90 vendors showcasing fine arts, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fiber and more. Plus great food and 2 days of live music!
Wine and Beer Garden
Adirondack Chair Auction
Proceeds benefit the Afton Historical Museum

Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner

The Afton Museum and Holler Productions are excited to co-host a discussion with Afton resident Robin McDowell, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM at the museum.
Robin has been a journalist with the Associated Press for 20 years mostly in Southeast Asia. Her award winning "Seafood from Slaves" series written and reported with three colleagues, resulted in the freeing of more than 2,000 fishing slaves in Indonesia. It also led to dozens of arrests, the seizure of assets worth millions of dollars, and changes in U.S. federal legislation.
During her time in this region, Robin’s work focused on important human rights and social injustice issues. She was Bureau Chief in Indonesia, reporting on everything from tsunamis to terrorist attacks. Her reports from Cambodia and Myanmar highlighted the difficulties young democracies face after emerging from military rule, civil strife and horrific rights abuses. She started a newspaper in Cambodia and has also worked in Thailand and Burma.
Seating for the presentation is limited and offered ‘first come, first served’ with regrets when filled. There will be a $10.00 per person fee at the door for the event. The discussion will continue at the Lumberyard Pub afterwards (approximately 8:00 pm) and all are welcome. It will also be videotaped and available on Valley Access TV at a later date.
Holler Productions is an Afton experiment providing interesting conversations around people with a story, and plans to provide video content for Valley Access Cable and on YouTube.
Contact us at info@aftonhistoricalmuseum.com or by calling 651-436-3500.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/business/media/pulitzer-prize-winners....