Join the Cox family in mourning E. St. Julien Cox, October 21-23, 2010 at the Cox House in St. Peter. During this entertaining, richly layered Victorian theatrical event, guests will gather with the mourners, have tea and cake, and actively participate in a seance. Shows at 7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m. each evening. Prepaid reservations encouraged; space is limited. Tickets: $13; under 16 not admitted. Contact Jessica at Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for reservations.
Local History Round Table
Hennepin County Central Library sponsors Local History Round Table, Thursday October 22, 2010, 7 p.m. A descendent of Cloud Man will talk about his family history and Mdewankanton village located by Lake Calhoun. Peter Sussman will discuss the development of Lake Calhoun into Linden Hills and East Harriet Farmstead neighborhoods. Free. Call Hennepin County Library, 612-630-6000, for more information.
"Uncle Sam Worked Here" Fall 2010 lecture series will focus on labor, free speech, and anti-trust activities. October 23, 2010, 10:45 a.m. Guided tour of the exhibit, 9:30 a.m. Contact Landmark Center, 651-292-3063, for reservations.
WWI Book Talk
Minnesota author James Carl Nelson will be in St. Peter on Thursday October 28, 2010 to sign copies of his book "The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War" at the St. Peter Public Library from 4-5 p.m. Program and discussion to follow at 7 p.m. at the Treaty Site History Center. Contact Jessica, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County announces its annual fall fundraiser "Remember the '60s? One Groovy Gala" at the Hjemkomst Center, Friday October 29, 2010, 6-10 p.m. Historian Dr. Hiram Drache will be honored with the Clay County Heritage Award. Tickets: $50/person. Call 218-299-5511 x6737.
Mower County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday November 4, 2010 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is author and historian Michael Eckers. Tickets are $12; call 507-437-6082 by October 29 for reservations.
Scott County Historical Society hosts a Clue tournament on Saturday November 6, 2010, 1 p.m. Beverages, snacks, and prizes provided. Small fee applies and includes admission to the museum and "Mysteries of Scott County" exhibit. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information or to register.
Frontier Fiber Arts
Pauline Bold brings her experience with fiber arts to the Pond House at Pond Dakota Mission Park on Sunday November 7, 2010, 2-4 p.m. Learn how dyes were made, try carding wool, and see a spinning demonstration. Call Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8738 for more information.
Veterans' Day Luminaries
Join Scott County Historical Society in the Stans Garden for a luminary display on November 11, 2010, 5-7 p.m. Purchase and decorate a luminary for $5 to honor a veteran from any branch of service, past or present. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, with questions.
Veterans' Day Observance
Annual Veterans' Day Observance will be held in Willmar at the War Memorial Auditorium, November 11-13, 2010, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All activities open to the public. Contact Jon for more information.
Book Signing and Talk
Bookin' It Bookstore in Little Falls hosts book signing with Anton Treuer, author of "Assassination of Hole in the Day," November 17, 2010, 4-5 p.m. Meet-and-greet at Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, 6:30 p.m. Contact Morrison County Historical Society, 320-632-4007, for more information.
Birch Bark Art Exhibit
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center presents a new exhibit, "Bridging Cultures: Scandinavian and Ojibwe Traditions in Birch Bark," on display now through Wednesday December 15, 2010.