Moonlight Snowshoeing at North West Company Fur Post on Jan. 26

For immediate release

Release dated: 
January 2, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Patrick Schifferdecker • North West Company Fur Post • 320-629-6356 • patrick.schifferdecker@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Moonlight Snowshoeing

Date: Jan. 26, 2013

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Place: North West Company Fur Post
Address: 12551 Voyageur Lane
Box 51, Pine City MN 55063
Cost: $9 adults, $7 senior and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MHS members
Phone: 320-629-6356
Email: nwcfurpost@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/nwcfurpost

Moonlight Snowshoeing at North West Company Fur Post on Jan. 26

Women snowshoeing 1935

Experience what it would be like to travel a snow blanketed Minnesota by snowshoe in 1804. On Jan. 26, visit the North West Company Fur Post for an evening of moonlit snowshoeing and explore the historic landscape of Pine City, Minnesota. Get away from the busy city and learn about the winter life of voyageurs while watching for shooting stars and listening to the stillness of the nighttime forest. Then, warm yourself up by a blazing fire and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. Snow shoes will be provided.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society site is located 1.5 miles west of I-35 at Pine City along County Hwy. 7. An authentically reconstructed post from the winter of 1804-05, the site includes a visitor center, designed to complement the surrounding environment, featuring a Great Room, fireplace and retail space. Exhibits explore how the fur trade shaped the region. Costumed guides help interpret the site and guide visitors back to the days when furs were traded here under the British flag. For more information, call 320-629-6356.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.