New Deal Exhibit
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, announces new exhibit "Uncle Sam's New Deal," on display now through August 7, 2011. Exhibit reception and gallery talk Thursday June 30, 2011, 6-8 p.m. Free; call 651-292-3063 to RSVP.
Vermillion Falls Tour
LeDuc Historic Estate offers Vermillion Falls Walking Tour, Saturday July 2, 2011, 10 a.m. Reservations required; contact LeDuc Historic Estate, 651-437-7055.
Civil War History Program
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Center MN, hosts tour on "Brooklyn Civil War Soldiers" at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Saturday July 2, 2011, 10-10:45 a.m. Call Diane, 763-607-1150, to RSVP.
Waseca County Historical Society, Waseca MN, hosts Chautauqua 2011 at Maplewood Park, Sunday July 3, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family-friendly entertainment!
LeDuc Estate Open July 4
For the first time since opening in 2005, LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, will be open for Independence Day festivities. Regular tour rates apply, though LeDuc participates in the Blue Star Museum Program, so active military personnel and their families admitted free. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
CCHS Open July 4
Celebrate Independence Day at Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy CCHS' three exhibits, plus shop the 4th of July sale at the gift shop. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, offers History Mini-Camp, "Rice County Agriculture, Then and Now," July 7-8, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Available for children entering grades 4-8 this fall. Contact RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information.
Vintage Base Ball
Sherburne County Historical Society, Becker MN, hosts 2nd Annual Vintage Base Ball Game at Palmer Township Park, Sunday July 10, 2011, 1 p.m. St. Croix Base Ball Club returns to take on the Becker Buzzards. Contact Maureen Galvin, 763-261-4433, for more information.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, hosts Teddy Bear Picnic, Sunday July 10, 2011, 1-3 p.m. Lots of activities plus a picnic lunch. Tickets available at MCHS or day of the event; $5/child, $3/adult who plans to eat with the children. Contact MCHS, 507-437-6082, for more information or to purchase tickets.
Maplewood Historical Society, Maplewood MN, showcases new exhibit on prominent places in Maplewood at three open houses, July 10, August 14, and September 11, 2011, noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Call 651-776-4163 for more information.
Chippewa County Historical Society celebrates its 75th anniversary, Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:30-8 p.m. Free admission, food, and entertainment at a family-friendly event. Contact CCHS, 320-269-7636, for more information.
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, offers beginners photography workshop, July 14-16, 2011. Intermediate/advanced workshop will be held August 18-20, 2011. Attend one for $35 plus admission, or both for $60 plus admission. Contact Mai Vang, 218-254-1238, to register.
Dakota Settlement Talk
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Jeff Williamson, a descendant of Gideon Pond, who will speak on "Dakota Indian Settlement at the Gideon Pond Farm, 1863-1891"; Sunday July 17, 2011, 2 p.m. at the historic Pond House. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Prairie Restoration Tour
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Tory Christenson, who will speak on the endangered and globally rare prairie ecosystem, then lead a walking tour through the restored prairie at the historic Pond House, Sunday July 24, 2011, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Ground Zero Exhibit
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces new traveling exhibit, "Aftermath Images of Ground Zero: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz," a historic, photographic record of the immediate aftermath of the September 11 tragedy. On display now through September 11, 2011. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, has the works of eleven regional artists on display in the Community Gallery. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.