March Events for Everyone at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

For immediate release

Release dated: 
February 6, 2013
Media contacts: 

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

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

Travis Zimmerman • Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post • 320-532-3632 •

Quick facts: 

Place: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Address: 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia MN 56359
Cost: $8 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Phone: 320-532-3632
Email: millelacs@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/millelacs

March Events for Everyone at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

What: Kids Crafts: Story Book Time and Shoulder Bag
When: Saturday, March 2
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Cost: $7 for shoulder bag materials, museum admission not included.
Phone:320-532-3632

Children six and up are encouraged to visit the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post for a a day of stories and crafts. From noon until 1 p.m., guests will enjoy stories accompanied by light snacks. Afterwards children can decorate a shoulder bag while learning a bit of history about the art and culture of the Ojibwe people.

Please allow an hour for completion of the bag. Also, admission to the museum is not included in the $7 fee.

What: Beaded Medallion Workshop
When: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $65/$60 MHS members; $15 supply fee for all.
Reservations: Required; call 320-532-3632

During this two day workshop, guests will learn beading techniques to create a beaded medallion, a common accessory in Ojibwe culture, to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. Discount hotel rooms are available on Saturday night for workshop participants at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

Pre-registration is required by March 6, as is a minimum of five participants. An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age.

What: Maple Sap Harvest Workshop
When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for MHS members. Program cost also includes museum admission.
Reservations: Recommended; call 320-532-3632

Discover both traditional and contemporary methods for harvesting and processing maple sap at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post! Guests will learn about the process of gathering maple sap and boiling it into syrup and sugar, something every Minnesotan should know.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Event may be held on March 30th, depending on weather.

About the Mill Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is a Minnesota Historical Society site located on the southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs. It tells the story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe through exhibits, demonstrations and the "Four Seasons Room," in which life-size dioramas depict early Ojibwe lifestyles. The adjacent 1930s trading post has been fully restored and offers locally made crafts and related merchandise.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

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.