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Read with a Ranger is back this summer! Join Ranger Gabby at Meinders Community Library at 11:00 am on select Thursdays this summer as she reads children's stories that teach Dakota and Lakota language and values. Each story will end with a hands-on activity for kids. These programs are free and open to the public.
School Yard Games By popular demand, the schoolyard games at the District #3 Schoolhouse at Moore Park will continue each Thursday in July and August from 12:30-1:00 p.m. with the exception of July 8th and July 29th. No Museum staff or adult supervision will be provided in the schoolyard on these 2 dates. School will be in session both of those days beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until 3:00 p.m. led by dedicated schoolhouse volunteer, Diane Hansen.
The District #3 One-Room Schoolhouse at Moore Park will be open to the public on Thursdays through the summer (June 3 through September 2) from 1pm to 3 pm. Stop by and say hello! Volunteers will be present to share information about the oldest country school in the county. PCHS Volunteer Diane Hansen is eager to greet students with activities!
The Cruise-In begins at 5 PM, and the Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruize Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase. Social distancing will be utilized and masks are strongly recommended.
Plans are beginning for an all school Reunion. This maybe one of the last times we can wander the halls and reminisce. RTR is building a new school in Tyler and Ruthton elementary(Ruthton Public Schools) will be closing July 2021 and maybe demolished in the near future after this. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW to come back to Ruthton over the 4th of July and join in the celebration that we all remember growing up going to!!
A place to come to purchase fresh, local produce, homemade goods (breads, jams, baked goods), and support your community! Our farmers market is a proud member of the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and a program of Pipestone Active Living. If you are interested in being a vendor, registration and a $20 annual vendor fee are required. For more information, please call 507-825-3316. Market accepts EBT/Credit/Debit Cards
The Pipestone County Historical Society will be hosting a walking tour of the Old Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, July 3rd beginning at 9:30 a.m. Many historical biographies will be shared including those of pioneer Katey Harrison and her experience during the long winter of 1880, the shocking death of 10-year-old Roy Hislop at the hands of several of his peers, as well as the tragic automobile accident that took the life of Judge George Gurley. Cost of the tour is $5.00 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Pipestone County Museum or at the Cemetery gate the day of the event.
The City of Ruthton will be holding the traditional 4th of July Celebration on Sunday, July 4th. In addition, there will be an all school reunion on Saturday, July 3. Parade is at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 4th. Lineup begins at 10:00 am at the Peace Lutheran Church. There is no need to register for the parade. Just show up.
***DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN, THE TEDDY BEAR PICNIC IS POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, JULY 13.*** Free, Fun Event! Games, Pinata, Photos, Prizes, Music by the F.R.O.G.S., One-Room Schoolhouse, Hot Dog Lunch, & Parade in the Park with Teddy Bears! All families and childcare providers welcome!!