Boardwalk fundraiser transports audience back to the '20s


March 23, 2023

Photo courtesy of Clausen Museum

This Jensen family archive photo, taken circa 1920, purportedly shows the ladies' foot race down the wooden boardwalk that was Petersburg's Main Street and definitely shows Georgina Jensen in the lead.

After putting their dinner theater fundraiser on hold three years ago, the Clausen Museum is looking forward to hosting a song and dance production with a cast of twenty eight local thespians this Friday and Saturday at the Sons of Norway Hall.

The Boardwalk, written by Sue Paulsen and Cathy Cronlund, will take diners back to the Roaring Twenties, when the streets of Petersburg were made of wood. "The show highlights the booming economic times that spurred the growth of Petersburg and drove many of the pilings of its institutions deep enough to last," says Paulsen. "It was an exciting time...

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