Heritage Center offers baseball, historical tours

In addition to displays, now located inside the Heritage Center, volunteers will offer guided bus tours. (File photo)

In an effort to share the historic sites of Norwood Young America, Willkommen Heritage and Preservation Society will offer guided bus tours on Saturday, Aug. 26. Twenty sites have been picked for the tour, and it will be narrated by a Heritage Center volunteer.
Loading the bus will take place on the north side of the Heritage Center, on First Street NE. Plans are for the bus to depart at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Those interested in the tour should check in inside the Heritage Center.
Other items on display in the Center will be memorabilia from past Stiftungsfest celebrations and the long history of baseball here in NYA. Teams highlighted will be the Norwood Indians, Young America Cardinals, Babe Ruth, Legion and Little League teams from the past. There will also be a few items on local softball teams. Most of the items are on display thanks to local residents that have temporarily donated.
The center will have special hours during Stiftungsfest – Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Normal hours at the Center are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Anyone wishing to volunteer should call 952-467-4227.

German Dinner
Back by popular demand is the German dinner from noon to 3 p.m. in the Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 26. Please note the date change, having it on Saturday falls into the history of have the barbecue beef, which was always served on Saturday. Menu includes sauerbraten, spaetzel with brown gravy, warm German potato salad and red cabbage and coffee. The Edward Born American Legion Auxiliary will be the servers.