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Cannon Falls holds mural celebrations

The Cannon Falls Area Historical Society is inviting the public to celebrate two historic murals downtown during a number of events Aug. 1-4.

Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band will perform Thursday at 7 p.m. on Mill Street. An old-time pie and ice cream social will follow at the site of the Harvest Mural in the parking lot off Highway 19.

Friday at 7 p.m. the Okteten Ehnstedts Eftr vintage town band from Stockholm, Sweden, will perform at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, followed by a reception.

Celebrations at both mural sites, Harvest Mural and the Old Mill Pond mural, in the parking lot just north of the Burkhardt Law office, will take place Saturday Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., including fiddle music, storytelling, presentations and free pie and ice cream.

Sunday Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. the 1st Brigade Vintage Regimental Band will perform a "Colvill Civil War Memorial Concert" at the Colvill Memorial in the Cannon Falls Cemetery. A pie and ice cream social will follow.

For more information, visit or the museum's Facebook page.