Wimbledon Museum Readies for Summer; Peggy Lee’s Birthday


WIMBLEDON, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Norma Deloris Egstrom had humble beginnings in Jamestown when she was born on May 26th, 1920.

Years later, she’s celebrated as a renowned music singer, songwriter, composer and actress.

Norma, known professionally as Peggy Lee, began singing on local radio KOVC-AM and evolved into a well known artist. While growing up, Egstrom would travel with her father who worked in the Midland Continental Depot.

Carol Peterson is a museum board member. She says the depot her father worked at has now been transformed into a museum featuring Peggy Lee. The museum will be entering it’s 6th year when it opens on Peggy Lee’s birthday on May 26th.

Peterson says they will open that day from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Photo: Midland Continental Depot Transportation

The depot has been transformed to highlight Lee and her accomplishments including photos, memorabilia and a chance to listen to her music.

The museum will remain open through Labor Day from 1 PM to 4 PM every day of the week.

For more on the museum or Peggy Lee’s birthday celebration, contact Carol Peterson at 701-320-1020.

Listen to a full interview with Carol below:

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