ELK RIVER -- This Labor Day Weekend, the historic Kelly Farm in Elk River hosts its annual era-authentic threshing show.

The threshing show offers patrons interactive activities with the historical society interpreters as they utilize the same tools and techniques used in the mid-1800s.

The main attraction of the show is a horse-powered threshing machine from the 1850's, one of very few remaining that is still functional.

The experience gives visitors a point of view what life on a farm was like in the 1800s.

"Getting connected with history is great," interpreter Joshua Fox says. "Being able to live it gives you a whole other understanding of it."

"We all have ancestors that did something like this...I think that's a cool way to connect."

The threshing show continues Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kelley Farm in Elk River.

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON

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