Morning walk before breakfast. Getting on/off a bus. Some outdoor walking on level ground to museum buildings and displays; most have ramps for access.
In the Dakota Dining Hall, we’ll have a buffet meal with coffee, tea, water, milk, and juice.
We’ll have two morning classes covering comparative religion as well as the Great Oasis, a one-time wetland area that was ultimately drained to allow for expanded settlement and farming. An area pastor will lead the class on comparative religion studying Christianity, Islam, and Judaism and the similarities and differences between them. An area historian will lead the class on the Great Oasis; we will learn the history of the area with the fur traders and draining process.
In the Dakota Dining Hall, we’ll choose from the buffet with beverage choices of coffee, tea, water, and milk.
We’ll head out by mini-bus to the End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum in Currie, where we’ll be led by a local historian. This 12-acre complex dedicated to Shetek area history will take you back to the golden age of the railroad. The park derives its name from the fact that the old Chicago and Northwestern Railroad terminated at the Currie depot, necessitating the construction of a manually powered turntable that now serves as the park’s centerpiece.
Dining hall buffet.
Our historian will describe the life and times of the Dakota tribe in this area.