Wanda Gag House Association marks 25 years with new plaque
NEW ULM – The City has a new historic plaque for tourists in front of the home of noted children’s book author and illustrator Wanda Gag. On Saturday, members of the Wanda Gag House Association unveiled a new plaque in front of the historic home.
Mayor Robert Beussman was on hand at the ceremony and spoke on the importance of historic sites like the Gag house as a reminder of New Ulm’s cultural roots.
President of the Wanda Gag Association, Sharon Glotzbach, thanked the hard work and dedication of associated members. Charlotte and Hobart Anderson helped found the association 25 years ago and were given the honor of unveiling the plaque.
The plaque gives a brief history of the home and the Gag family. Wanda’s father Anton Gag built the home in 1894, a year after Wanda’s birth. Following the death Wanda’s mother Elizabeth in 1918 the home was sold. The home had six owners before it was purchased by the Wanda gag House Association. The House had since gone through extensive restoration and is now part of the National Register of Historic Places
The placing of this new plaque marks the 25th anniversary of Wanda Gag House Association. The House is open on weekends or by special appointment.