Research and discussion on Viking explorers and Minnesota at Kensington Runestone Park, June 1-3, 2011. Contact Steve Hilgren for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, announces a presentation and book signing with Robert Goodman and Peter DeCarlo, authors of "In Their Own Words: The Civil War as Seen by Washington County Soldiers," Saturday June 4, 2011, 2 p.m. Call WCHS, 651-439-5956, for more information.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, hosts "An Evening Out with Charlie Maguire," dinner and entertainment, Friday June 10, 2011, 5 p.m. Tickets: $25. Limited availability; call 507-332-2121 to order yours now.
Northwest Airlines History
New series! Coffee & Conversation at the NWA History Centre, Bloomington MN, features a talk on Donald W. Nyrop, who led Northwest Airlines from 1954 to 1978, Saturday June 11, 2011, 1-3 p.m. Admission: $5, includes refreshments. RSVP to Mary Fryer, 651-699-8833.
Dakota Women's Clothing
Thomas Shaw will discuss Dakota women's apparel at Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Sunday June 12, 2011, 2 p.m. Suggested donation $2/adults. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, will hold their 2011 Living History Summer Camp, June 13-17, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Grades 4-6 encouraged to participate. Cost: $50 members/$60 nonmembers. Contact RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information.
World War I Lunch Talk
St. Louis County Historical Society presents "Lunch with the History People," Thursday June 16, 2011, noon to 1 p.m. Pam Brunfelt will speak on "The Minnesota Commission of Public Safety in WWI: Suppression of Free Expression." Free. Contact Julie Bolos, 218-733-7568, for more information.
Poetry and Music
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, hosts poet and essayist Gary Holthaus and musician Lauren Pelon for "The Story of Music, Stories from Home," Thursday June 16, 2011, 7 p.m. Cost: $10/person; limited seating--purchase tickets now! Call 763-689-4229 for more information.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, offers two summer camps for ages 10-14:
- Experience Life with the LeDuc Family I, June 13-17, 2011
- Experience Life with the LeDuc Family II, August 2-4, 2011
Both sessions 8 a.m. to noon each day. Register through , 651-480-7670. Call LeDuc Historic Estate, 651-437-7055, with questions.
Dakota Language Camps
City of Bloomington hosts third annual Dakota Language Camp at Pond Dakota Park, June 21-23, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children and families welcome. Cost: $40/person, includes lunch. Scholarships available.