Lake Minnetonka History
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society sponsors free presentation of "Digging into Local History" by Tom Skramstad, Thursday February 24, 2011, 7 p.m., Southshore Center in Shorewood. Contact Kathy Endres, 612-419-7296, for more information.
Stearns History Museum hosts "Family Camp Day" Saturday February 26, 2011, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Indoor and outdoor activities. Call Stearns History Center, 320-253-8424, to register.
Minnesota Author Talk
William Durbin, Minnesota author of several young adult novels, will speak Saturday March 5, 2011, 1 p.m. at Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
History Round Table
Join Brooklyn Historical Society for History Round Table on Saturday March 5, 2011, 8:15 a.m., Embassy Suites, Brooklyn Center MN. Featured speaker Rod Johnson, Minnesota Archaeological Society. Call 763-560-8893 for more information or to RSVP.
Landmark Center presents "Urban Expedition: Chile!," Sunday March 6, 2011. Authentic cultural experiences. Free, but please bring food shelf items for Halle Q. Brown Food Shelf. Call 651-292-3276 for more information.
Stearns History Museum celebrates 75 years with a community exhibit, inviting members of the community to loan items or photographs for display. Deadline: March 7, 2011. Contact Jessica, 320-253-8424, with questions or to reserve a space for your artifact.
Friends of LeDuc Meeting
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet Tuesday March 8, 2011, 7 p.m. at the Estate. Following a short business meeting, Kandice Nelson will speak on the history of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Contact DCHS, 651-437-7055, for more information.
Stearns History Museum Breakfast Club hosts Marla Waseka, who will present "Find Value in Your Gem Box House," Wednesday March 9, 2011, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, offers drop-in maple sugaring program on Sunday March 13, 2011, 2 to 4 p.m. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.
Dakota Indian Settlement
Jeff Williamson will speak about the settlement of about 20 Dakota people who were allowed to stay in Bloomington under the protection of Gideon Pond after the U.S./Dakota War of 1862. Sunday March 20, 2011, 2 p.m. at the historic Pond House, Bloomington MN. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.
Saint John's Abbey Tour
Join Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County on Thursday May 12, 2011 for a trip to Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville MN, to see original pages from "The Saint John's Bible." Day-long program, $50/person. Call Lynn Catherine, 218-299-5511 x6739 for more information or to reserve your seat.