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its team. Anyone interested in joining may contact any of the offi cers. Darwin Lions Club The Darwin Lions Club has approximately 40 members. The club meets the fi rst Monday of every month at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club. Th Through roughout the year, the club ub supports international Lions Club projects, as well we ll as local projects. Darwin Twine Ball Celebration is the club’s major majo fundraiser. The club ub awards scholarsh larships ips for Dassel-Cokato seniors and Litchfi eld d seniors each year. ye The club’s offi cers are Ben Beckman Beckman, president; Pat Raiber, vice president; p ent; Kim Kiethahn, secretary; and John Fink, treasurer. Anyone interest interested d in joining join ing or learning more about th the organization org anization can contact Josh Johnson at (320) 275-3004 275-3004. Darwin Rod and Gun Club The c club, one mile east of Darwin on Highway 12, meet meets the second Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. The Darwin Rod and Gun Club is community community-minded, -minded, with emphasis on hunting, fi shing, and conservation. It hosts trap-shooting leagues in the summer and provides a shooting range for members year-round. Several events take place for members and the public each year. The offi cers are Jason Pollock, president; Merle Cropp, treasurer; and Phil Smith, secretary. Annual dues are $20, or $200 for a lifetime membership. Questions may be directed to Merle Cropp at (320) 693- 2570. Dassel Friends of the Library Dassel Friends of the Library is a group of individuals whose goal is to support, enhance, and promote the many benefi ts of the library system. New members are being sought. For more information, contact the Dassel Library at (320) 275-3756. Dassel assel Area Histo Historical rical Society Known as the cultural, arts, and historical center of the Dassel area, the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum offers an array of events and exhibits throughout the year. Located at 901 First St. N. in Dassel, the history center is home to the Dassel Area Historical Society (DAHS), an organization with a mission to bring the past, present, and future together in a way in which all generations can learn and enjoy. The museum is housed in the Universal Laboratories building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, it was named one of the 25 top preservation ������������������� �������������������� ������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������� ��������� ��������� �������������� ����������� ������������� ������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� 36 projects in the state of Minnesota by the Minnesota Preservation Alliance. Its main exhibit, “Ergot: From Blight to Blessing,” showcases what the building was primarily used for – processing ergot. From the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, Universal Laboratories Laborato provided raw ergot from the grain fi elds of the western US and Canada to pharmaceutical companies. Critical drugs were produced from the ergot, saving countless military and civilian lives. The history center offers other permanent exhibits, including a Peterson Pharmacy exhibit, featuring donated historical pharmaceutical artifacts; and a Magnus Johnson exhibit, showcasing the political career of the late US Senator from the Kingston area. In addition, the museum features an assortment of temporary exhibits throughout the year providing artifacts, photos, and historical information. Another exhibit, “Seed Corn: From Maize to Amazing,” highlights Dassel’s rich seed corn story and how it became known as the Seed Capital of the World. In addition to the museum, the Dassel Event Center is located on site, where special events take place throughout the year. It is also available for rent by the public. A variety of unique gifts are available for purchase at the museum, including DAHS totes, jewelry, artwork, and prints done by local artists; and historical books by local authors. The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment. There is no admission fee. For more information about the Dassel History Center, visit the website, www.dasselhistorycenter.org. Questions may be directed to (320) 275-3077 or dahs@dassel.com. The mailing address for the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum is PO Box D, Dassel, MN 55325. Dassel-Cokato Arts Association The Dassel-Cokato Arts Association’s mission it is to nurture the arts by supporting artists and art events in the community. 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