Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, announces that Pioneer Camp has been cancelled for this summer. If you are interested in being on a mailing list for next year, please contact ICHS.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts scavenger hunts at town festivals this summer. Contact SCHS for details, 952-445-0378.
Style Show Today
Carlton County Historical Society and Cloquet Salvation Army host "Frugal Fashions" today, Wednesday July 27, 2011, 1 p.m. at CCHS. The style show features clothing selected from Salvation Army Thrift Store and modeled by area students. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
See the works of Midwest photographer Richard Colburn, in the exhibit "Life Goes On: Iron Range Photographs," at Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, now through September 17, 2011. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, offers two upcoming Lunchbox History Series talks. Barry Adams will speak on "Minnesota at Gettysburg," Thursday July 28, 2011, noon to 1 p.m. Laura Helle will speak on "How Cy Thompson Embezzled $1.19 million from George A. Hormel & Co.," Thursday August 25, 2011. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
New Deal Talk
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts author and historian Barbara Sommer, speaking on the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota, North Gallery, Thursday July 28, 2011, 7-9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Call 651-292-3063 for more information or to RSVP.
First Minnesota Talk
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts Civil War historian Tom Hosier, who will speak on the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment, Saturday July 30, 2011, 2 p.m. Contact KCHS, 320-235-1881, for more information.
Wild West Show
The Landing--Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee MN, hosts a Wild West Show, Sunday July 31, 2011, noon to 5 p.m. Cost: $5 adults, $3 ages 2-17 and seniors. Call 763-694-7617 for more information.
Tom Sawyer Camp
The Landing--Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee MN, offers Tom Sawyer Camp to kids ages 6-12, Wednesday August 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Reservations required; call 763-559-6700 and reference activity #338410-21.
NWA Coffee and Conversation
Northwest Airlines History Centre hosts Coffee & Conversation, Saturday August 6, 2011, 1-3 p.m. Meet NWA Orient Route pioneers. RSVP to Mary Fryer, 651-699-8833.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts artist Gary Zahradka for The Painter's Craft, Sunday August 7, 2011, 2-4 p.m. at the Historic Pond House. Explore the work of an 1830s artist's apprentice. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents Lunch with the History People, Thursday August 11, 2011, noon to 1 p.m. at the Depot. Chad Lewis will speak on gangster hot spots in Minnesota. Contact Julie Bolos, 218-733-7568, for more information.
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, hosts Swedish Language and Culture Camp, August 15-19, 2011, 9:30-noon, at West Riverside School. Ages 5-13 (must have completed Kindergarten); cost: $55 (members $45). Contact ICHS, 763-689-4229, for more information or to register.
Preschool Swedish Camp
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, hosts preschool Swedish Language and Culture Camp, August 16-18, 2011, 9-12:30 p.m. Ages 4-5; cost: $40 (members $30). Contact ICHS, 763-689-4229, for more information or to register.
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, for a Brewery Crawl through the county, Saturday August 20, 2011. Bus leaves SCHS at 2 p.m. Cost: Members, $25; nonmembers, $30. Register through Shakopee Community Education, 952-496-5029.
Malnutrition in 1862
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts historian Carrie Reber Zeman, who will discuss "Malnutrition, Morbidity and Mortality on the Sioux Reservation in 1862," Sunday August 21, 2011, 2-3 p.m., Historic Pond House. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts bus trip to Minnesota State Capitol and James J. Hill House, Thursday August 25, 2011. Cost: $50/person; includes bus, tours, and lunch. Deadline for reservations: August 19, 2011. Contact KCHS, 320-235-1881, for more information or to register.
Folk Arts Demonstrations
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts folk arts demonstrations and crafts throughout the summer. Learn how to make birchbark baskets and dreamcatchers. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.