The Rest of the Story:  
Johannes Tuininga was an early settler in Pine Creek in 1853; he was from Holland.

Henry M. Rice was a Democrat who advocated for Minnesota statehood when he served the Minnesota Territory as a representative in Washington, DC.  He was a U.S. Senator from the State of Minnesota from 1858 to 1863.  In 1865, he ran for governor, but lost.

What Do You Know about Johannes Tuininga?  Are you a descendant?  Do you live where he once farmed? 
Send us an email: lahs1857@gmail.com


The La Crescent History Center and Apple Museum are not open to the public due to the Stay Home Minnesota order. 
We are working behind the scenes, though, and look forward to the busy summer months. 

You can still reach us at 507-895-1857 and lahs1857@gmail.com 

Thank you for your dedication to local history and your continued support. 

It’s not too late to become a member (see below). 




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Houston County: Apple Museum


Call us at 507-895-1857 to arrange a family or group tour
October 2019 through May 2020


Handicapped parking available behind
the large red shed.


We provide easy training and flexible hours.
Call us at 895-1857


Labor Day weekend
Another Success !!

Thanks to the volunteers and everyone who stopped by to shop.  Special thanks to Judy Storlie who will host this fundraiser again in 2020. 

Keep us in mind as you clean out closets, attics, and garages!

We’re on Facebook
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Oral History Project Underway

We continue to interview elders in the
La Crescent area
about their lives and legacies. 
We also make copies of the interview for each family.


We will be recognized and respected for preserving the cultural heritage
of the La Crescent area