A National Historic Landmark
February 18, 2022 is the 100th Anniversary of the Capper-Volstead Act, referred to as the “Magna Carta of Cooperatives.” The photography exhibit, “Minnesota Cooperatives – 100 Years” will be on display as a “walking tour” June 18- July 4, 2022 in downtown Granite Falls . Bluenose Gopher Public House Cooperative, Granite Area Arts Council and the Volstead House will host this exhibit created by local photographers Scott Tedrick and Jessica Stolen-Jacobsen. Join us after the Western Fest parade on June 25 for an artist reception at the Volstead House Museum.
Thank you to the Minnesota State Arts Board for the funding for this photography exhibit
Enjoy this video that emphasizes the importance of preserving this National Historic Landmark-
The Andrew J. Volstead House Museum is managed by the Granite Falls Historical Society (GFHS). GFHS is a 501c3 nonprofit organization run by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and abilities to promote and preserve the history of Andrew Volstead and the City of Granite Falls, MN. Visit the Progressive on the Prairie Exhibit where some of the big ideas of the early 20th century were formed! Our 2022 hours are Fridays 1-5 and Saturdays 11-3 beginning May 13 through October 15.
The City of Granite Falls with a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society recently completed a conditions assessment for the Andrew J. Volstead House. In December 2021, The City of Granite Falls was awarded a Minnesota Historical Society planning grant to hire architects to draft plans for building repairs. Link to article in the Advocate Tribune.