T.J. Stiles to Speak
Pulitzer Prize recipient T.J. Stiles will speak at Northfield Historical Society on "James vs. Ames: How the Two Visions of America Collided at the Northfield Bank Robbery," Thursday June 16, 2011, 8 p.m., after the bank robbery reenactment. Contact Hayes Scriven, 507-645-9268, for more information.
Maritime Heritage Minnesota will give a presentation on Minnesota's maritime history, Thursday June 16, 2011, 3 and 5:30 p.m. at Auburn Homes, Chaska MN. Call 952-448-9303 for more information.
Charles McCarthy Story
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts Larry Kortuem, who will present the story of Charles McCarthy, former State Hospital patient. McCarthy's great-great-great granddaughter came looking for him, resulting in an exhumation and TV show. What's the story? Find out at Treaty Site History Center, Thursday June 16, 2011, 7 p.m. Contact Ben, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Minnesota Discovery Center hosts special activities for children and their grandparents, Saturday June 18, 2011. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts Carol Risdon who will speak on "Lake Superior Agates" on Saturday June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. at the museum. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Cokato Museum & Historical Society announces the opening of a new exhibit "In the Summertime We Would..." Opening reception Tuesday June 21, 2011, 3-7 p.m. Call 320-286-2427 for more information.
Virginia Area Historical Society hosts St. Louis County Historical Society's Veterans' Memorial Hall as they moderate a World War II Roundtable at B'nai Abraham Synagogue, Virginia MN, Tuesday June 21, 2011, 7 p.m. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-733-7500, for more information.
St. Louis County During WWII
Virginia Area Historical Society hosts Dan Hartman of St. Louis County Historical Society's Veterans' Memorial Hall, Wednesday June 22, 2011, 7 p.m. Hartman's talk will focus on local military units from St. Louis County as well as on individual servicemen. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-733-7500, for more information.
American Legion Post 71 hosts the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship dinner, Saturday June 25, 2011, 5 p.m., to raise funds for an ongoing scholarship program. The scholarship will be awarded annually to history students in St. Louis County. Call John Marshall for more information, 218-348-2929.
Hair Weaving Demonstration
Carver County Historical Society, Waconia MN, hosts hair weaving artist Diane Thorpe, Saturday June 25, 2011. Diane will demonstrate the lost art of Victorian hair weaving. Free. For more information call 952-442-4234.
Show your support of Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, by raising your glass at the 4th annual Beer Tasting event, Saturday June 25, 2011, 4 p.m., Hay Lake Museum Complex. Call WCHS, 651-439-5956, or Hay Lake Museum Complex, 651-433-4014, for more information.
GAR Hall Celebration
Mower County Historical Society invites the public to celebrate Meadowfest and view Booth Post #130 Grand Army of the Republic Hall, Grand Meadow, Saturday June 25, 2011, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday June 26, 2011, 1-3 p.m. Call MCHS, 507-437-6082, for more information.
Bergquist Cabin Open House
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Swedish Cultural Heritage Society, Moorhead MN, announce the annual Bergquist Cabin Open House, Friday and Saturday June 24-25, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Afternoon of Leisure
Harkin Store, 9 miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet CR 21, hosts an Afternoon of Leisure, Sunday June 26, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. View fancywork, play a game of checkers, and more. Call the store 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Historic Pub Crawl
Back by popular demand, White Bear Lake Area Historical Society hosts a Historic Pub Crawl, Wednesday June 29, 2011, 6-9 p.m. Space limited; reservations required: call 651-407-5327.
Old Time School at West Riverside School, Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, is taking reservations for the last two weekly sessions beginning June 27, 2011. Children in grades 1-8 attend class as if it were the year 1900. Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers. Call Karen Lood, 763-689-2830 for availability.