Music and Poetry
Minnesota's Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls MN, hosts The Story of Music, Stories from Home featuring Lauren Pelon and Gary Holthaus, Wednesday June 15, 2011, 7 p.m. Call 507-768-3522 for more information.
Thoreau's Minnesota Journey
Friends of Red Wing Public Library and Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, sponsor a program on Henry David Thoreau's westward travels by author Corinne H. Smith, Wednesday June 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m. in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library. Free. Contact Char Henn, 651-388-6024, for more information.
Lunch with the Lincolns
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts a luncheon with President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at the Dunnell House, Owatonna, Monday June 20, 2011, noon. Features presentation of the Gettysburg Address. Tickets: $20. Space is very limited; call now for reservations, 507-451-1420.
Evening with the Lincolns
President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln (Max and Donna Daniels) will do a presentation at Owatonna High School Auditorium, Monday June 20, 2011, 7 p.m. Cooperative venture of the Steele County Historical Society, , and Friends of Wasioja. Advanced ticket sales only, $10/adult and $5/children; call 507-444-7900.
Join Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, for Lunchbox History Series, Thursday June 23, 2011, noon to 1 p.m. Author Gordon W. Fredrickson will discuss the family farm. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
Celebrate Gideon Pond's 201st birthday with Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, Sunday June 26, 2011, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission: $2 suggested donation; youth through high school free. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Sousa Outdoor Concert
John Philip Sousa Memorial Band performs free outdoor concert at historic Pond House, Bloomington MN, Sunday June 26, 2011, 7 p.m. Bring a picnic! Ice cream for sale--proceeds go to Bloomington Historical Society. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Hands-On History Camp
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts Civil War-themed Hands-On History Camp June 27-30, 2011, 8 a.m. to noon. Camp available to boys and girls entering grades 4 through 7. Cost: $72/child. Call Owatonna Community Education, 507-444-7900.
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, for a bus tour of Schell's Brewery, New Ulm, Thursday June 30, 2011, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $30 nonmembers/$25 members for bus and tour; lunch on your own. For details or to register contact SCHS, 952-445-0378.
Minnesota Genealogical Society invites nominations for MGS Service and Achievement Awards. Nominations due July 15, 2011 to David Suddarth.