125th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our 125th Anniversary Celebration! On Monday, October 29th, 1888, Frank Nicolin moved into his new mansion and invited friends and family inside for tours and musical entertainment. This is the original announcement from the Jordan Independent, published on November 2, 1888: So, Kevin and I decided to do the…

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Mansion Tour by 125th Celebration Guest

We love to see what details our guests notice on a tour of the mansion. Here is our friend LaDora’s perspective on a tour during our 125th Anniversary Celebration.

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Carriage Ride through Historic Downtown Jordan

Vis-a-vis Carriage Rides along the route of the “Walking Tour of Historic Sights” was one of the highlights during our 125th Anniversary Celebration, held October 26, 2013. Trish Denn from Denn Carriages in New Prague brought two of her exquisite Percherons to lead the 1.5 mile carriage tour. Click here for the full walking tour…

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ExploreJordanMn.com Site Launched

As I’ve been working on the upcoming redesign for our Nicolin Mansion website, one page I wanted to expand was our original Attractions page.   The information was helpful to our guests, but as more attractions came to Jordan I saw our single page getting overwhelming and hard to use. I began to envision a…

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Halloween at the Mansion

Happy Halloween from Nicolin Mansion

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Summer Celebration – Art, Bikes, Kites and Pork

A small town in summer packed with fun! That was this Saturday in Jordan, Minnesota. The summer celebration featured not one, not two, but four great events – the Jordan Art Festival, the Jordan Valley Bike Tour, Minnesota Kite Society Fly, and Jaycee’s Pork in the Park. Plus Sunday after second day of the art…

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Happy Memorial Day

Jordan’s Veterans of Foreign Wars In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army Written May 1915 In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the…

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Blessing of the Blossoms at Minnesota Harvest

We are so excited to announce another apple season at Minnesota Harvest, under new management! K2 Management is none other than our very own innkeeper Kevin Knox, and former innkeeper (when Nicolin Mansion was known as the Nicolin Inn), Kevin Breeggemann! They are kicking off the season with the Blessing of the Blossoms event on Sunday,…

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Local Attraction: Maureen Carlson’s Center for Creative Arts

The Scott County Art Crawl was yesterday, October 9th, which included the studio of one of our local downtown artists, Maureen Carlson.

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Parade “Small-Town USA Style” Marches in Front of Nicolin Mansion

The locals turned out in great numbers for the Annual Heimatfest Day Parade in downtown Jordan this morning, both as spectators and participants.

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