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Strawberry Shortcake Ride in Frederic on Saturday, June 17th

Strawberry Shortcake featured at the Soo Line Depot/Museum Saturday, June 17, during Frederic Family Days

FREDERIC--The Frederic Area Historical Society will be serving its signature strawberry shortcake on Sat., June 17, from 10:00 a.m. through mid-afternoon.

Shortcake and other options from Frederic’s own Northwoods Bakery will be featured!

One of several annual fundraising efforts to help offset the costs of keeping the museum open to the public, to tell the story of Frederic’s past, the strawberry shortcake cake event has become a popular part of Frederic Family Days. Many families make it a regular stop during Family Days.

Money raised from the donations for strawberry shortcake will be used this year to offset the cost of replacing the shingles on the 1885 Log Cabin and the original Frederic Library, currently part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraisers will also be used to spruce up the Soo Line caboose with fresh paint and lighting. As always, with historical collections, there is an ongoing need for maintenance.

The Frederic Soo Line Depot is the last of its kind in this area from what was once the major pipeline of commerce through more than half of the last century--the railroad.

When the Soo Line abandoned rail service through Frederic in 1989, the village acquired the depot and restored it with federal transportation enhancement grants as a rest stop on the Gandy Dancer State Trail and a museum of local history.

Frederic Area Historical Society members will be on hand to share the history of Frederic. The Depot/Museum is open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through leaf season in the fall. There is no admission fee to tour the museum or other displays including Frederic’s first Library, a log cabin from the late 1800’s, and a 1970’s Soo Line wide-vision caboose.

If you are interested in preserving and sharing the history of this area, the Frederic Area Historical Society is always need of new members and volunteers to be hosts at the museum. For more information please call 715-327-4158 or 715-327-4892.

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State trail passes, required for bicycle riders on the Gandy Dancer State Trail, 16 years of age and older, are available at the depot and 24/7 at a self registration box near the trail.


--Frederic Area Historical Society

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