Wykoff, Minnesota: Ed's Museum

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Address:
100 S. Gold St., Wykoff, MN
Directions:
Downtown, on Gold St./Hwy 5, in the old Jack Sprat Food Store.
Hours:
Sa-Su 1-4. Other times, ask at the Bank Gift Haus across the street. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
507-352-4205
Admission:
Donations at door.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Ed's Museum.

Ed's Museum

For 63 years Ed ran the general store in this tiny town, and he never threw away anything. Including his dead cat. Now the town has taken it upon itself to sort through the mess and turn it into a museum.

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Ed's Museum

On a recent trip to Minnesota, my girlfriend and I decided to stop by Ed's Museum. Unfortunately, it was Sunday and the museum, and almost the entire town, were shut down. But alas a good ole Wykoff resident came to our rescue. She noticed me videotaping the building and pulled over her car to ask us if we wanted in. What is more, she said she couldn't stay but would unlock the museum and let us look around by ourselves until she could find someone to guide us through! Needless to say, we were impressed by the townspeople's kindness and trusting nature.

An interesting footnote to the story of Ed Krueger: we found out his son's name was Freddy. Freddy Krueger! Hmmm.

[Brett Barnett, 01/21/2001]

Ed's Museum rules! Wykoff is a Twilight Zone town in so many ways -- quiet, clean, trusting. We were impressed AND horrified during our tour that anyone would leave us alone -- even for a few minutes -- in a building full of breakables. Any future visitors should pay heed and not fracture the unspoken pact of manners between all who enter and the dormant spirit of Ed' dead cat.


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