Investigate the 'Mystery' at the North West Company Fur Post Oct. 18

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Release dated: 
September 25, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 •

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

Patrick Schifferdecker • North West Company Fur Post • 320-629-6356 •

Quick facts: 

Event: Mystery at the Fur Post
Date: Friday, Oct. 18
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: North West Company Fur Post,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.
Reservations are recommended: call 320-629-6356

Investigate the 'Mystery' at the North West Company Fur Post Oct. 18

lanternStrange things have been afoot at the old fur post.

Visit the North West Company Fur Post on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. to help solve the mystery during this spooky, family-friendly event.

The evening will be marked by a full moon. Upon arrival visitors will be greeted by a ghost who will ask for help solving an old mystery on the Snake River. By moon and lantern light visitors will explore the historic site and meet investigators from the present day who can share their scientific insights as well as spirits from the past who remember the people involved. It is up to the public to ask questions, search for clues and solve the mystery.

The program costs $9 for adults, $7 for senior and college students, $6 for children ages 6-17. MHS members receive a $2 discount. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 320-629-6356.

About the North West Company Fur Post

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.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at 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.