New Barns of Carver County calendar available

This year the Randy and Lynette Wehnert barn in Cologne is featured on the cover of the calendar. The barn dates back to the 1890s. Submitted photo

This 2013 Barns of Carver County calendar marks the fifth year the calendar has been

published.

The calendar features 12 Carver County barn photographs by Waconia photographer and artist Ruth Tremblay. Each photograph in the calendar is accompanied by historical text about the barn and the families that settled the farm. Tremblay combs old newspaper articles and obituaries on microfilm, reference books, family histories and vintage plat maps at the Carver County Historical Society library as well as online resources to get the historical information for the calendar.

This year the Randy and Lynette Wehnert barn in Cologne is featured on the cover. The

barn was built in the 1890s but the farms rich history dates back to the 1850s when the first settlers began arriving in Carver County.

Each year 50 percent of the proceeds of the calendar is donated to a local charity. Last year $3,000 was raised for Carver County Food Shelves and Mary’s Wish.

“I am thankful for all the resident who faithfully buy the calendar each year and for all the merchants that distribute them. It is great to see the whole community come together on this” said Tremblay.

The calendars are available at Klein Bank locations in Carver County and St. Boni, Mackenthun’s County Market in Waconia, Carver County Historical Society, Watertown Pharmacy, Mill House Gallery in Chaska, Frost & Steam Coffee House and Ice Cream Parlor in Waconia, Premier Custom Apparel in Waconia, Who’s on First? Saloon and Eatery in Waconia and Diva Dog Pet Grooming in Waconia.

To view more of Tremblay’s work or to buy a calendar online, visit www.barnsofcarvercounty.com or call (952) 442-2308 for more information.

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