Arts & Entertainment
Every small town has a culture of their own.
Music, concerts, and plays are just a few of the live entertainment options in our area. Many of the local bars have live music on weekends throughout the year, while larger concerts and plays are held at either the Perham Center for the Arts or the Perham High School Auditorium. Either way, Perham always puts on a good show!
INTERNATIONAL TURTLE RACES
PERHAM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Perham Center for the Arts is a former 100-year- old architectural marvel that hosts everything from musical productions to weddings and painting classes. Located in the old Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church, the Perham Center for the Arts kept the tradition of the church going with a new name and purpose. Now as a center for arts, the facility is a host to various events and activities based around arts, culture, and entertainment. From painting events to concerts to craft vendors, the Perham Center for the Arts puts an artistic flair on entertainment in the Perham Area.
WAVES OF DISCOVERY
HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
The History, Arts and Cultural Association (HACA), formerly Friends of the Museum, has a mission to unite humanities, art, community, and culture in the Perham area. The History Museum of East Otter Tail County, In Their Own Words Veterans Museum, and Perham’s Pioneer Village are each a part of this
Association. Each one is host to a variety of different entertainment from genealogy courses to Pioneer Fest to evening galas.
HISTORY MUSEUM OF EAST OTTER TAIL COUNTY
IN THEIR OWN WORDS VETERANS MUSEUM
In Their Own Words Veterans Museum opened in 2006, based on oral histories of area veterans. Free self-guided tours are offered, and docent led tours are available for groups by appointment. In addition to the museum, the 14,000 square foot building hosts the HACA Art & Events Gallery. The mid-size venue with art gallery walls and audio-visual systems is used for a myriad of multi-media cultural events.
The gallery hosts traveling exhibits, art classes, music, and theatrical events. It is also available for rent to the community. The building provides free meeting space for five veterans groups, an office for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, an office for Pioneer Village, a food and beverage service area, and 2,000 square feet of commercial space. For more information call 218-346-7678.
CULTURAL CENTER IN NEW YORK MILLS
The Cultural Center in New York Mills is a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts. The Cultural Center offers visitors intimate opportunities to encounter art and artists in the 80-seat concert listening room, two art galleries in a historic building, a gift store featuring local artists, an artist residency program, classes and workshops, a sculpture park, and a variety of
opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.