LAKE LIFE WKND 006 in this episode we continue our series about Otter Tail History with Missy Hermes from the Historical Society. Lean back and listen as she will tell us the different stories about our township names. Missy is the Education Coordinator for the Historical Society in Fergus Falls. She works close with schools and creates other programs at Museums in the county. Hear the full history program in our latest podcast and find more lake life on our daily updated website #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

The Historical Society offers a wide variety of educational outreach activities. Tours, museum lessons and kits, resource materials and use of research facilities are available to schools, long term care centers, clubs and civic organizations.

Their programs use photographs, artifacts, historical documents and live demonstrations to bring hands-on learning to people of all ages and abilities. Children can discover a "new" world grinding corn or coffee, or participating in old-fashioned games. Adults find many of our programs enjoyable – especially the ones that allow them to recall their own childhood memories.

A variety of special events are planned yearly. Annual programs such as Museum Days and OTC - Military Past Roundtable Discussions make the museum a source for rich cultural programming.