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Address: 226 North Washington Street, New Ulm, MN 56073
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A treat for book lovers

If you love books and literary history this is a must see. An informative history on the unique and talented Gag family with knowledgeable staff who clearly enjoy their jobs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Heather M
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Goodland, MN
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Goodland, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you love books and literary history this is a must see. An informative history on the unique and talented Gag family with knowledgeable staff who clearly enjoy their jobs.

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Thank Heather M
Madison, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I am so very intrigued by Wanda Gag. She was so talented! Along with other members of her family, including her father who painted the Catholic Cathedral in New Ulm. (beautiful - go see it too!) There are houses and buildings all over New Ulm with Gag paintings inside of them on the walls. This house is a must see... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

very cool Victorian home great to here why the rooms where designed worth seeing more about Wanda dad I think but worth it

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Thank dcpita
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

What an interesting tour! The volunteer was friendly and knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Wanda Gag and her fascinating family. I love Victorian homes, so it was also wonderful to see the house--and I picked up some great souvenirs in the gift shop too!

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Thank RMValois
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We didn't know much about the Gags but found it wasn't just Wanda (Millions of Cats author) who is interesting. Her whole family seemed to be plucky and artistic. This is reflected in their house that is more whimsical than a typical Queen Anne house. They have done a great job showing the restoration and pointing out the interesting features... More 

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Richfield, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

I became fascinated by the story of Wanda Gag so we had to visit when we came to New Ulm. The house had an interesting design. I wished there had been more of Wanda's art, which was so unique, as opposed to her father's.

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Thank KrisMN
Lake Benton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Learning about why he built his home. The reason for each room and design. I loved everything about this exhibit

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Thank Betty J
Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Built and decorated by her father, also an artist, Wanda's family home has been restored and is operated by docents who have maintained this little jewel and remembered the life and work of one of our greatest translators and illustrators of children's literature. It was Wanda Gag who translated Snow White and made the images that influenced Walt Disney in... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Will enjoy this visit. Move at your own pace and take time to notice the details. Interesting Bohemian architecture and a fascinating family tale.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

Wanda Gag grew up in New Ulm of Bohemian parents. She then left for the East Coast and became one of America's best known children's authors. This is her childhood home. She grew up here. The house is small (they were not rich). But the house does a great job at recreating the world in which she grew up. It... More 

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