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About Ah-gwah-ching

Ah-gwah-ching in Minnesota can be found in the 56430 zip code or postal code and is the kind of place you come to and relax. Leave the day-to-day stresses of live behind. Discover your Ah-gwah-ching, discover your happy place.

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Fun in Ah-gwah-ching

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The Ah-Gwah-Ching regional treatment center near Walker, Minnesota, opened in 1907, primarily as a TB facility. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (MPR Photo/Tom Robertson).

The Ah-Gwah-Ching Center, located about two miles south of downtown Walker, Minnesota, once was home to hundreds of tuberculosis patients who lived and worked on the property. Now a state-run psychiatric nursing home, the center faces closure and an uncertain future. The center opened in December 1907. Known then as the Minnesota Sanitorium for Consumptives, its primary purpose was to treat cases of tuberculosis. The facility was designed by state architect Clarence H. Johnston Sr., who also is known for creating the plans for many homes along St. Paul's historic Summit Ave. Originally meant to house 65 patients, by 1927 the facility had 300 patients, according to an article in the Walker Pilot newspaper. The facility still is licensed for 343 beds, but only staffs 155, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In June, says a DHS report, just 105 patients were housed at Aw-Gwah-Ching. In its early years, Aw-Gwah-Ching had its own post office, its own railroad depot and other facilities that helped it be self-sufficient, said Renee Geving, director of the Cass County Historical Museum. "They had their own farm, they had their own dairy herd," Geving said. A community hall in the 1920s served as a venue for skits and plays performed by staff and patients of the facility. Aw-Gwah-Ching also had its own newspaper, The Pine Knot, published from 1913-1924. During a three-year period beginning in 1928, Aw-Gwah-Ching participated in a bird-banding project, tagging 3,625 birds, Geving said, reading from a history of the facility. And in 1935, a prison camp was established there to handle overflow from the reformatory at St. Cloud. But perhaps the most impressive part of the center's history is its art collection. During the Depression, Geving said, lithographs, watercolors, wood sculptures and other art forms were created and put on display at Aw-Gwah-Ching as part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Arts Project. "It's the largest WPA art collection in the state," Geving said. But the collection today is stored away. In 1962, Aw-Gwah-Ching was converted to a state-owned nursing home for people with "challenging behaviors," says the DHS. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, Aw-Gwah-Ching along with the state-owned treatment facilities in Fergus Falls and Willmar are among historic properties the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota says are most endangered. A total of 22 buildings are found on Aw-Gwah-Ching's 175 acres. Part of the property is along Leech Lake, which some preservationists have said might make the facility of interest to developers.

    Concerts in Minnesota

    RAP / HIP HOP

    2/20/2018 20:30 Majid Jordan
    4/08/2018 20:00 Timeflies
    4/27/2018 22:00 Big K.R.I.T.
    5/09/2018 19:00 Jake Miller

    R&B / SOUL

    4/11/2018 20:00 Durand Jones & The Indications
    5/01/2018 20:00 Jorja Smith

    POP / ROCK

    2/21/2018 20:00 Polica
    2/22/2018 20:00 Galactic & Lettuce
    2/22/2018 19:30 REO Speedwagon
    2/22/2018 19:30 Robert Plant
    2/23/2018 20:00 Haunted Summer
    2/23/2018 20:00 Steve Winwood
    3/15/2018 20:00 Walk Off The Earth
    3/16/2018 20:00 Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkins
    3/16/2018 20:00 Three Dog Night
    3/17/2018 20:00 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    3/17/2018 20:30 Glen Hansard
    3/18/2018 20:00 Omd
    3/19/2018 20:15 Michael Schenker
    3/28/2018 20:00 Yo La Tengo
    3/30/2018 20:00 Sammy Hagar And The Circle
    4/03/2018 19:00 Phillip Phillips
    4/03/2018 19:00 Billie Eilish
    4/04/2018 20:00 Foreigner & Dave Eggar Orchestra
    4/07/2018 20:00 S. Carey
    4/08/2018 18:15 AJR
    4/13/2018 20:00 Wild Child
    4/13/2018 19:00 Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Allen Stone
    4/15/2018 20:00 Cigarettes After Sex
    4/19/2018 19:30 TU Dance & Justin Vernon
    4/20/2018 21:00 Cub Sport
    4/20/2018 20:00 TU Dance & Justin Vernon
    4/21/2018 20:00 TU Dance & Justin Vernon
    4/28/2018 19:30 David Lindley
    5/02/2018 19:30 Kevin Morby
    5/11/2018 19:00 Kingston Trio
    6/01/2018 19:00 Barenaked Ladies Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall
    6/30/2018 19:00 The Eagles Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band
    7/01/2018 20:00 Harry Styles & Kacey Musgraves
    7/20/2018 17:30 Sylvan Esso
    8/14/2018 20:00 Sam Smith
    8/23/2018 19:00 Niall Horan & Maren Morris
    8/31/2018 20:00 Jethro Tull
    9/01/2018 19:00 Taylor Swift
    9/18/2018 19:30 Maroon 5 & Julia Michaels
    10/20/2018 19:00 Ed Sheeran

    OTHER

    2/21/2018 19:30 Celebrating David Bowie
    3/24/2018 19:30 Puddles Pity Party
    4/06/2018 20:00 Rob Bell
    4/10/2018 19:30 Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles
    4/14/2018 21:00 Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute
    4/30/2018 20:00 Kid Koala's Vinyl Vaudeville Floor Kids Edition

    NEW AGE

    4/13/2018 19:00 MercyMe & Tenth Avenue North
    4/14/2018 19:00 MercyMe & Tenth Avenue North

    JAZZ / BLUES

    3/24/2018 20:00 Leslie Odom Jr.
    4/23/2018 19:30 Frigg
    4/28/2018 20:00 Mary Bridget Davies & Mia Dyson
    5/03/2018 20:00 Dayme Arocena
    5/10/2018 20:00 Brian Culbertson

    HARD ROCK / METAL

    2/22/2018 20:00 Machine Head
    2/23/2018 20:00 Sabaton & Kreator
    3/23/2018 18:30 Knocked Loose
    4/12/2018 19:00 Moose Blood
    4/14/2018 19:30 Cradle of Filth
    4/25/2018 20:00 Carpenter Brut
    6/05/2018 18:30 Hammerfall & Flotsam and Jetsam

    FESTIVAL / TOUR

    3/24/2018 21:00 Midwest Tribute Fest
    6/06/2018 12:00 Kickn Up Kountry Music Festival - Wednesday Admission (Time: TBD)
    6/06/2018 3:30 Kickn Up Kountry Music Festival - 4 Day Pass
    6/07/2018 12:00 Kickn Up Kountry Music Festival - Thursday Admission (Time: TBD)
    6/08/2018 14:00 Winstock Country Music Festival - Friday
    6/08/2018 3:30 Winstock Country Music Festival - 2 Day Pass
    6/08/2018 12:00 Kickn Up Kountry Music Festival - Friday Admission (Time: TBD)
    6/09/2018 14:00 Winstock Country Music Festival - Saturday
    6/09/2018 12:00 Kickn Up Kountry Music Festival - Saturday Admission (Time: TBD)
    7/19/2018 3:30 Moondance Jam Festival - 3 Day Pass
    8/01/2018 3:30 WE Fest - Camping Pass
    8/02/2018 8:00 WE Fest - Thursday
    8/02/2018 3:30 We Fest - 3 Day Pass
    8/03/2018 8:00 WE Fest - Friday
    8/04/2018 8:00 WE Fest - Saturday

    COUNTRY / FOLK

    2/23/2018 20:00 Ani DiFranco
    2/23/2018 19:30 Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs From The Heartland
    2/23/2018 19:30 Chris Young Kane Brown & LANCO
    2/23/2018 20:00 Judah & The Lion
    3/16/2018 20:00 Cry Cry Cry
    3/16/2018 19:30 Little Big Town Kacey Musgraves & Midland
    3/17/2018 20:00 Jake Owen
    3/17/2018 20:00 Boiled In Lead
    3/30/2018 20:00 Pat Donohue and The Prairie All Stars
    4/05/2018 19:30 Little Big Town Kacey Musgraves & Midland
    4/10/2018 19:30 Martin Carthy
    4/20/2018 19:30 Del McCoury
    4/26/2018 20:00 Liza Anne
    4/28/2018 20:00 Charley Pride
    4/28/2018 19:00 Brad Paisley Dustin Lynch Chase Bryant & Lindsay Ell
    5/02/2018 19:30 Home Free Vocal Band
    5/05/2018 17:00 Kenny Chesney Thomas Rhett Old Dominion & Brandon Lay
    5/05/2018 20:00 Loretta Lynn
    5/15/2018 19:30 Shania Twain
    5/18/2018 20:00 Greg Brown
    6/01/2018 19:30 Daniel O'Donnell
    6/15/2018 21:00 The Lacs
    7/07/2018 19:30 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

    COMEDY

    2/21/2018 20:00 Bianca Del Rio
    4/02/2018 20:00 Weird Al Yankovic
    4/03/2018 19:30 Weird Al Yankovic
    4/04/2018 19:30 Weird Al Yankovic
    4/13/2018 20:00 Lewis Black
    4/14/2018 19:00 Bill Engvall
    4/14/2018 15:00 Bill Engvall
    4/29/2018 19:30 Jim Gaffigan
    5/05/2018 20:00 The Pump and Dump Show
    6/15/2018 20:00 Carol Burnett
    6/16/2018 20:00 Carol Burnett

    CLASSICAL

    3/17/2018 19:00 Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra: Green - Green Grass Of Home
    3/24/2018 19:30 Kenwood Symphony Orchestra: Yuri Ivan - Winners' Showcase
    3/27/2018 20:00 Nils Frahm
    4/21/2018 20:00 Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
    4/22/2018 14:00 Dakota Valley Symphony & Chorus: Young Artist Concert
    4/28/2018 19:00 Duluth Superior Sympohny Orchestra: Reflections
    5/20/2018 15:00 Kenwood Symphony Orchestra: Yuri Ivan - Season Finale

    BLUEGRASS

    3/15/2018 19:30 We Banjo 3
    3/16/2018 19:30 We Banjo 3
    3/17/2018 19:30 We Banjo 3

    ALTERNATIVE

    2/22/2018 18:00 New Politics
    2/22/2018 20:30 Palm
    2/23/2018 20:00 The Mowgli's
    3/15/2018 21:00 They Might Be Giants
    3/17/2018 20:00 Lights
    3/17/2018 20:00 Lights - The Musician
    3/20/2018 20:30 The Dears
    3/22/2018 19:30 Eden & Verite
    3/23/2018 19:30 Lorde
    3/26/2018 20:00 Superorganism
    3/27/2018 20:30 Andy Grammer
    3/29/2018 20:30 L.A. Salami
    3/30/2018 21:00 Ought
    3/30/2018 20:30 Nightwish
    4/03/2018 20:00 Dan Auerbach
    4/07/2018 21:00 Ty Segall
    4/07/2018 21:00 Baths
    4/09/2018 20:00 Coast Modern
    4/12/2018 19:30 The Weepies
    4/13/2018 19:00 Echosmith
    4/16/2018 19:30 The Residents
    4/16/2018 20:15 Electric Six
    4/17/2018 21:00 Brian Fallon
    4/23/2018 20:00 Calexico
    4/27/2018 21:00 Franz Ferdinand
    4/28/2018 19:00 Kamelot
    5/07/2018 20:00 Peter Hook and The Light
    5/09/2018 19:30 Jimmy Eat World
    5/10/2018 20:00 The Fratellis