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  • Dinner for Ten

    Enter the Annual Dinner for Ten Sweepstakes today! The lucky winner and nine friends will be guests of the Lind House on a date of their choosing. An elegant 4-course dinner will be provided. Tickets are $2 each. No purchase is necessary to be eligible. Read More

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    The cookbook 'Governor Lind’s Table...A Collection of Recipes' has over 350 recipes,food trivia, cooking hints and includes many historic photos and tidbits about the Lind House. Read More

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Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry 2016


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Bring your friends and join us for a unique outdoor dining experience – a traditional fondue with a western twist

Pictured to the left, in a parody of Grant Wood’s iconic 1930 painting ‘American Gothic’ are Roger Norman and his daughter Beth Sletta. Roger co-founded the first Lind House Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry with his late wife Jo. Below left, Jim Thomas, John Shikoski and Bill Koeckeritz expertly man the fondue pot at a prior event.

The steaks are the star at the 5th Annual Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry which will be held on Friday, September 9, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Hermann Heights Park Shelters.

Choice beef steak cooked on a pitchfork in a cauldron of hot oil is the showstopper, but it’s the homemade baked beans and locally grown corn on the cob that add to the charm of this traditional style of cowboy cooking. Ice cream treats are for dessert and beverages include water, 1919 Root Beer, as well as other soft drinks. Guests are more than welcome to bring their own wine and beer.

Take-outs will be available. Cost is $20 per person. A $5 hot dog child’s meal will also be available. Tickets may also be purchased at HyVee, the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Office or from a member of the Lind House Board of Directors.  Advance tickets are preferred and limited tickets will be available at the door.

Special thanks to our sponsors Hyvee, New Ulm Telecom, Thrivent Financial, AMPI, Lakes Gas in Essig, and Arneson Distributing.

Upcoming Play Readings

The Lind House Play Reading Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Lind House located at 622 Center Street in New Ulm, Mn. You must have a reservation to attend. To make reservations, leave a name and phone number on the voicemail at the SSTC office phone (507) 359-9990 or Trudy Beranek at 354-8802 along with how many will be in your party. You will not receive a call back unless the event is sold out or there is a cancellation due to inclement weather.

Jan 2, 2016: Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand
Feb 9, 2016: Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter, Sam & Bella Spewack
Mar 8, 2016: R.U.R. by Karol Capek
Apr 12, 2016: The Tempest by William Shakespeare
May 10, 2016: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Jun 14, 2016: Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams
Jul 12, 2016: Adam & Eve by Mark Twain (Adapted by D. Birney)
Aug 9, 2016: All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Sep 13, 2016: Modern Prophet by Sam Graber
Oct 11, 2016: The Ice Man Cometh by Eugene O’Neill
Nov 8, 2016 (Election Day): League of Youth by Henrik Ibsen
Dec 13, 2016: Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

The Society is dedicated to the idea that reading and listening to plays allows the participants to understand the words and themes of the author more clearly than in some performances. The series is named after the former Governor’s wife, Alice Lind, a supporter of social causes and literacy.

The Alice Lind Play Reading Society began with a proposal from the NUACT Board of Directors to the Board of the Lind House to participate in a joint venture. After several meetings, the first reading occurred on May 8, 2012 with a reading of “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen. There has been an uninterrupted play reading schedule since the founding.

Plays are selected with the criteria that they are great pieces of literature and contain universal truths and/or significant themes. Many of the selections have won Tony Awards or Pulitzer prizes for literature. Suggestions are always welcome for the following season. Volunteers will be asked to read parts throughout the evening. Depending on attendance, the leading roles may be read by several people for each act or scene. Persons attending do not have to read or may request smaller roles to read. Suggestions from the public for future plays are strongly encouraged.