The Rushford Peterson Valley offers a variety of art, history and cultural experiences. Visit and experience the annual Peterson’s Gammel Dag Fest the third weekend in June, Rushford Days the third weekend in July, or the annual community theater production by the Rushford Area Society of the Arts, also in July. Enjoy live performances on Sunday evenings in July at the “Music in the Bandstand” series in Peterson.
The Historic Depot and Peterson Station Museum offer visitors a glimpse of the past. Watch for other activities such as the weekly Farmers’ Market, which includes independent artists, and the Root River Trail Towns’ Taste of the Trail September.
The life and art of Michael Sieve. Set in the Southeast Minnesota's Bluff Country, the gallery has the feel of an old English gun room while surrounded by hardwood hills, contoured farmland, a trout stream, and more. Call ahead to stop in and browse if you are in the area. View Michael Sieve's paintings and read about his life and work on the website. To purchase online, visit Wild Wings at www.wildwings.com or Art Barbarians at www.artbarbarians.com.
The Rushford Historical Society preserves our heritage by restoring and displaying the memorable buildings and artifacts that represent the Rushford area's beginning. Surrounding the site of the original Historic Depot are landmark buildings—jailhouse, one-room school house, small chapel replica and a log home being restored with integrity and authenticity of the time it was used. Investigate and learn how our community got its start.
Nan Lesser paints beautiful portraits and fine art compositions for viewing and purchase. Prices range between $300 and $400 for a custom painting, and prints start at just $25. Nan's style is best described as abstract impressionism, but portraits can also be painted true to life. Nan continues to design signs and logos for business marketing.
Metal decor, fire rings, metal signs, garden stakes, picture frames, welcome signs, custom available.
Handmade writing instruments and other wood and acrylic gift items. Call for hours.