The Cal Fremling

The Cal Fremling

Winona State University will welcome The Cal Fremling with a dedication and christening event from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Levee Park in Winona.

The Cal Fremling, a new state-of-the-art floating interpretive center and classroom that will enable WSU to provide hands-on educational experiences about the Mississippi River, is scheduled to arrive in the Port of Winona at 3 p.m.

A short program featuring Scott Olson, WSU President; Gary Evans, WSU Vice President for University Advancement; Thom Kieffer, WSU Foundation Chair; and Kirsti Hendrickson, Cal & Arlayne Fremling’ s granddaughter, is scheduled, followed by the official christening and a ribbon cutting with the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

The event is free and open to the public.

Highlights include tours of The Cal Fremling; free Lakeview Drive Inn root beer floats, served in a commemorative Cal Fremling plastic cup; live music by Turkey Creek; interactive activities with U.S. Fish and Wildlife; a live eagle from the National Eagle Center in Wabasha; and information from Visit Winona and Izaak Walton League. Copies of Fremling’s book, The Immortal River, will be available for purchase.

For more information on The Cal Fremling, visit the WSU News Blog or the WSU Foundation website.