They say you can never go home again and there’s a lot of truth to the statement. The years go by and names fade, along with memories of hometown life. But, every once in a while, a name pops up that makes one say to themselves something like, “Oh, yeah, that’s right. She was always very artistic!”
When we left Nokomis some sixteen years ago, Jess Richter was a young girl, the younger sister of one of our kids’ classmates. It seems in the years since, she has forged quite an interesting and focused career in the fine arts. The attached article describes a very interesting (not to mention ambitious) project in which she explores her family’s German heritage, their emigration to Canada and what it may have looked like in the post-war world of the 1940’s.
Using the abandoned farm house of her Great-Aunt and Great-Uncle, she is applying her craft in an attempt to tell the story. The Haus Project will be open to the public during two weekends in August. Visit Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11 and Aug. 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The project is called Einwanderin. It’s a sad story.
Note: I’ve added a link to Jess’s website to the sidebar of my blog