Free Activities Planned at Welk Homestead State Historic Site
Free activities planned on August 3 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Welk Homestead State Historic Site near Strasburg include an Accordion Jam Fest, blacksmith demonstration, and a concert by Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen.
Accordion Jam Fest registrants should bring their own music. Everyone will have the opportunity to play and at the end of the day, all participants will play together as a large group. Performers register by calling Brian Grove, 701.336.7777. Bob McCay, an amateur blacksmith, will share his knowledge of the craft. The Bismarck resident, a blacksmith for more than 10 years, enjoys demonstrating and teaching. Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen band is made up of seven musicians who play a variety of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The band travels the Midwest and Southwest, performing at polka fests and other events featuring old-time music.
The Welk Homestead, located at 845 88th St. SE, Strasburg, is a state historic site managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Summer hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Brian Grove at 701.336.7777. For information on upcoming programs visit history.nd.gov/events.
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