Mainspring is a forthcoming community organization that will celebrate and cultivate local culture in Houston County. The Mainspring board of directors has been working to revitalize the old Presbyterian church building in downtown Caledonia as a reimagined community space to offer performances, events, and classes for all ages, as well as creative services for local businesses and organizational partners.

Mainspring will open its doors to the public for the first time at the Mainspring Open House on Saturday, June 15 between 11 am - 3 pm (during Founder’s Day) at 404 East Main Street in Caledonia. Community members are invited to check out Mainspring’s plans, share ideas, and learn how everyone can get involved!

There will be snacks and lemonade, live music, and interactive activities for the whole family. The Open House will also feature the acoustic-folk-pop music of Caledonia-native Jacob Grippen from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm.

About the musician: Jacob Grippen, from southeast Minnesota, has been writing and performing his version of either acoustic-folk-pop or anti-folk (whatever you prefer) around the Coulee/Driftless Region since 2006. Remember his name because you won’t forget his voice.

Mainspring founding board members are: Melissa Wray, Courtney Bergey Swanson, Allison Wagner, Kallie Rollenhagen, and Amanda Ninneman.

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