Forestville Store

Meighen family store

Costumed interpreter in the role of a store clerk
in the Meighen family store
Historic Forestvillle, Minnesota – June 14, 2007

Historic Forestville (Wikipedia)

The Minnesota Historical Society operates Historic Forestville as a living museum set in 1899. Costumed interpreters portray Forestville residents and go about daily activities in the general store, house, kitchen, farm, and barn.

Forestville was a rural trade center in the 1800s that declined after the railroad was built elsewhere in 1868. Thomas Meighen, son of one of the town’s founders, owned the entire village by 1890, including the general store, and the local residents worked on his property for housing and credit in the store.


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