Valhalla Picnic

Lunch Box Lecture to feature Valhalla Island


The Murray County Historical Society will host Museums Coordinator Janet Timmerman on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at noon in the Murray County Fairgrounds 4-H building.

The cost is $3.00 or free for historical society members.

Janet will be presenting “Halcyon Days on Valhalla: A hundred years of recreational history on Valhalla Island.” Valhalla was not the first recreational property on Lake Shetek but became the longest lived and most well-known. The island was home to a wide array of recreational opportunities from a car race track to a state of the art dance Pavilion, as well as cabins, campsites, and quiet sand beaches. Timmerman will show photos of the island as it developed over time under different ownerships. It helped Lake Shetek became a small mecca for locals and visitors alike who wanted to get away from daily life and enjoy lake-side living for a while.

Bring your lunch along and coffee, tea, or cocoa will be served. For more information on this and other programs hosted by the historical society call 507-836-6533 or via email:


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