The Oak Center General Store Part 1

Between Lake City and Rochester MN lies a little community called Oak Center, with a hidden gem steeped in local history and music, The Oak Center General Store…
Today on Culture Clique we bring you the first in a two-part series on a Minnesota music venue that is truly a hidden gem, The Oak Center General Store. The Oak Center General Store, as the name implies, is more than a music venue, it’s also a general store, much like your grandparents might remember or like you might see in an old movie. It has also been home to a woodshop and has been the storefront for Earthen Path Organic Farms. The building has housed a general store and community meeting room since it’s construction in 1913 and its doors where only closed for 6 short years in the 1970s. In other words, this place has been open and operating for nearly one-hundred and ten years. If you aren’t yet aware of the Oak Center General Store, then you are in for a treat. I’m Bill Stoneberg and I hope that you enjoy this story of The Oak Center General Store as much as I enjoyed making it. Here’s Part One of our look into The Oak Center General Store, today on Culture Clique.

Original air date: 04/21/22.

Culture Clique is written and produced by KQAL FM on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.