Local artist, Maggie Schwab, will demonstrate chair caning/seat weaving. The heritage art of chair caning is being kept alive by contemporaries interested in preserving this art form. The public is invited to stop by and see how chairs were caned in days gone by.
Maggie has been caning for 30+ years. She started caning as an off-shoot of furniture refinishing. She was asked by some people to learn how to do caning; she did and fell in love with the art form.
Explore the Historic Kiesling House. Constructed in 1861; it survived the US – Dakota War of 1862, tornados, blackbirds, grasshoppers, and city development. It is one of the few structures in Brown County, from that era, that is accessible to the public.
Learn about early pioneer settlement, customs, and traditions of area immigrants. Discover and reexamine events, like the US-Dakota War of 1862, that shaped New Ulm. Examine the development of community and influence of social and political issues on area residents.