Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, announces opening of "Historic Stanton Airfield: Where History Touches the Sky," Thursday June 23, 2011, 6 p.m. Contact NHS, 507-645-9268, for more information.
Funky Junk Workshop
Minnesota Discovery Center hosts Funky Junk Workshop Thursday June 23, 2011, 5-8 p.m. Learn how to turn rusty watering cans, buckets, doors and other 'junky' items into something fun, useful and decorative. Free for members; nonmembers may purchase a membership to participate. Call 800-372-6437 x234 for more information. Workshop repeated Thursday July 7, 2011.
Civil War DaysSummer Fun
Wasioja Civil War Days takes place June 24-26, 2011 in Wasioja MN. Activities for all ages. Order tickets online.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society explores the recreational history of the community, Monday June 27, 2011, 6 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Contact WBLAHS, 651-407-5327, for more information.
Cook County Historical Society, Grand Marais MN, will have a grand opening for their Civilian Conservation Corps exhibit over Fourth of July weekend. Barbara Sommer will speak on her book "Hard Work and a Good Deal" Saturday July 2, 2011. Contact Carrie McHugh, 218-387-2883, for more information.
Living History Sunday
Experience the excitement and challenges of life along the Minnesota River in the 1800s at The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee MN, Sunday July 3, 2011, noon to 5 p.m. Contact Tom Knisely, 763-694-7617, for more information.
Independence Day 1889
Party like it's 1889 and celebrate America's birthday at The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee MN, Monday July 4, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Tom Knisely, 763-694-7617, for more information.
Family Fun Picnic
Join Terrace Mill Foundation, Terrace MN, on July 4, 2011 for a Family Fun Picnic, beginning 5 p.m. Coffee and lemonade provided. Games begin 6:30 p.m. Call 320-278-3253 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society invites you to their 6th Annual Chuckwagon Supper, Saturday July 9, 2011, 5-8 p.m. Tickets: $12/person; children 6 and under free with a paying adult. Space is limited; call 507-451-1420 to reserve tickets.
Civil War Exhibit
Minnesota Military Museum, Little Falls MN, announces new exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. "Minnesota's Two Civil Wars: 1861-1866" tells of Minnesota's involvement in the War Attempted Secession and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Exhibit opens July 9, 2011; ceremony at 11 a.m. Call 320-632-7374 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society announces the 25th Annual Extravaganza, Sunday July 10, 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission; lots of activities for the whole family. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Enjoy Lunch with the History People, presented by St. Louis County Historical Society. Guest speaker Joanie Juster, discussing "Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colony," Thursday July 14, 2011, 12:45-3 p.m., Zinema 2, Duluth. Contact Julie Bolos, 218-733-7568, for more information.
Edwin Lundie Homes Tour
Schroeder Area Historical Society hosts seventh annual Lundie and Vacation Home Tour, Saturday July 16, 2011, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Registration begins 11 a.m. at Cross River Heritage Center. Contact Steven Lukas for more information.
Goin' to the Chapel
Rice County Historical Society offers Sixth Annual Fair Weddings, Saturday July 23, 2011, historic Holy Innocents Church, Rice County Fairgrounds. Don't miss this opportunity to tie the knot, or re-tie it, for free! To reserve the church, or for more information, contact RCHS, 507-332-2121.
Minnesota Discovery Center offers children's crafts Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. through the summer. Crafts are included with admission. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
Historic House Tours
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society offers Fillebrown House tours this summer, Sundays through August 28, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Contact WBLAHS, 651-407-5327, for more information.