Treasure Village began in 1973 with the goal of providing a Family Entertainment Center with miniature golf, live melodrama and children's theatre for all ages to enjoy, gospel concerts, and antique flea markets. Garth and Bonnie Neisess planted the trees on a former bean field and built the mini-golf with the help of many friends. We are proud to have positive, family-friendly entertainment.
Garth and Bonnie Neisess: Owners for 48 years
It began with melodramas that Garth and Bonnie both performed in and directed. Garth is still the head honcho and does maintenance with Linnea. Bonnie makes the best popcorn!
Linnea Lambert: Managing Director, Technical Director, Script Writer, Director, Webmaster, Marketing & Finance
Linnea has performed in over 35 productions, written 4 original scripts, adapted 12 scripts, was the Musical Director for 6 productions, designed and built over 47 sets, and directed 24 productions. She was also Director of Drama for 4 years at Willowbrook Church in Minnesota where she wrote and directed over 40 sketches as well as performed in most of them. She led worship services for several years and spent time in college with music touring groups. She taught American History in MN for several years and is now a substitute teacher as well helping with high school speech and MS and HS mock trial.
Deborah Clark: Creative Director, Costume Designer, Director
At Treasure Village, Deborah has performed in over 20 productions, designed costumes for over 85 productions, and directed 30+ productions, and written 2 scripts. Her theatre background includes middle school theatre teacher (Milford, Iowa), directing high school musicals (Clear Lake, Iowa), stage managing community theatre (Minneapolis, MN), being box office manager, dramaturg, costumer, set designer, and performer for Bethel University theatre (St. Paul, MN), and performing in community theatre (Spencer, Iowa). She has also been a high school speech coach and is currently an active member of the Theatrefolks community. She is currently a middle school media specialist. With a master's degree (Library Science) and a minor in theatre, Deborah can supervise internships for staff.
To provide families with a positive environment that the whole family can enjoy. Through fun mini-golf with themed obstacles, our antique flea markets, or our interactive family theatre, we want to help imaginations soar and bring stories to life!