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Abandoned Property Notice
Please be advised that the Olmsted County Historical Society doing business as the History Center of Olmsted County has in its possession the following items: a 1938¬†International Harvester dump truck, an Oliver Hart Parr 18/27 tractor, a John Deere Model “A” tractor, a John Deere corn planter, an Avery threshing machine circa 1930s, an Avery “Yellow Fellow” threshing machine, and a single row potato planter.
The above-described property will be considered abandoned by the owners or to have been gifted to the History Center of Olmsted County and will become the property of the History Center of Olmsted County if the owners fail to submit a written claim for the property within 60 days after publication of this notice.
If the owners do submit a written claim to the property within 60 days after publication of this notice, the History Center of Olmsted County will arrange to return the property to them or dispose of the property as they request. The cost of returning the property to the owners or disposing of the property is they responsibility unless they have made other arrangements with the History Center of Olmsted County.
Furthermore, if the above-described property is not claimed by the owners within 60 days of publication, the Olmsted County Historical Society may dispose of the property either through transfer to another non-profit organization or at public auction.
Contact: Ryan Harren, Collections Manager, Olmsted County Historical Society dba History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 West Circle Drive SW, 507-282-9447

Posted July 7, 2017

 

The History Center possesses a wide variety of artifacts, from textiles and furniture to farm and medical equipment. The textile collection includes dresses, shoes, military uniforms, hats, and even Odd Fellows regalia. Furniture includes everything from elegant pieces in the Mayowood collection, to functional pieces in the Dee Cabin. The History Center also has collections of decorative art pieces, hand tools, Red Wing stoneware, and Native American artifacts.

All of these artifacts tell stories about the history and people of Olmsted County.

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