Archive » April 21, 2011
THREE NEW STOPS NAMED ON HERITAGE TRAIL
By Isaiah Brookshire, Staff Writer
On Wednesday afternoon the Solvang Library, Solvang Veterans Memorial Building and Hans Christian Andersen Museum were added to the city’s heritage trail in a ceremony celebrating a month dedicated to the cultural arts.
The presentation of the trail spots was handled by Third District Supervisor Doreen Farr and accompanied by a proclamation from Assemblyman Das Williams’ office. On hand to accept the awards were representatives from each of the new trail stops. Jerry Lunde, commander of American Legion Post 160, accepted the trail certificate on behalf of the memorial building and the American Legion. Kathy Mullins and Carey McKinnon accepted certificates for the museum and library, respectively.
The oldest stop on the list was the Solvang library founded in the early 20th century. The Veterans hall came next; it was established in the mid-1930s. The newest member on the list was the Hans Christen Andersen Museum, founded in the late 1980s. Each stop was selected for this fourth dedication because it reflected Solvang’s connection to the cultural arts. The dedications run throughout the centennial year, and once completed will have marked out a walking trail for visitors and locals alike to learn about the city. The project is coordinated by the Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau and the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art.
More than 20 stops will be on the final trail, which will incorporate a map and some signs around town. The project was designed to draw in visitors and educate the public about the cultural heritage in Solvang.