Truck Farm Documentary
Nicollet County Historical Society, Saint Peter MN, invites the public to the Treaty Site History Center for a screening of "Truck Farm," Thursday October 6, 2011, 7 p.m. Contact Jessica, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Burnsville Historical Society, Burnsville MN, invites the public to their meeting at the Burnhaven Library, Thursday October 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Program includes a talk on the history of Buck Hill. Call 952-891-0300 for more information.
Jeremy Messersmith and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles will perform a benefit concert at Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Saturday October 8, 2011; gates open at 1 p.m. Tickets are limited; advance purchase only $10.
Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, hosts a harvest celebration, Saturday October 8, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Lots of activity stations at the Stork House. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.
Nooks and Crannies
Come to the Landmark Center, St. Paul, for a Nooks and Crannies tour, Sunday October 9, 2011, 1 p.m. See areas usually closed to the public, including the legendary North Tower. Free.
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings meets Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Estate. Joan Mathison will speak on "Resilience: History Lessons for our Future."
October Breakfast Club
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Lisa Meyers McClintick, who will speak on travel adventures--from day trips to full vacations, on Wednesday October 12, 2011, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Dakota War Talk
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, welcomes author Corinne Marz who will speak on the Dakota War of 1862 at the Society's annual meeting, Thursday October 13, 2011, 6 p.m. Call SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.
Fridley Historical Society hosts Harvest Potluck Dinner and Annual Meeting, Tuesday October 18, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Fridley History Center. Call 763-571-0120 for more information.
Join St. Louis Park Historical Society as they celebrate the city's 125 years, Sunday October 16, 2011, 1-4 p.m., Wolfe Park Pavilion, St. Louis Park MN.
Join Otsego Heritage Preservation Commission at the McDonald House in Otsego MN, October 14-16, 2011 for a public archaeology project.
History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, announces the latest History in a Pint at Carmody's Irish Pub & Brewing, Tuesday October 18, 2011, 6 p.m. Dan Hartman, Program Curator at Veterans' Memorial Hall, will present on the 18 men from Duluth who volunteered to serve in the Civil War. Call 218-733-7500 for more information.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, offers "Monuments to Life" cemetery tours:
- Epiphany Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Thursday October 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
- Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka, Saturday October 15, 2011, 7 p.m.
- Oak Leaf Cemetery, Bethel, Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7 p.m.
Tickets limited; purchase in advance at the History Center or call 763-421-0600.
Join Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, at their annual meeting, Thursday October 20, 2011, 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be Gary Kindseth, Vice President of Strategy at Faribault Foods. Faribault Foods has been part of the community since 1888. Contact RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information or to purchase tickets.
Stillwater American Legion Post 48 and Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, will hold an open house October 22-23, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 48 to show rare military artwork from artist Jo Lutz Rollins. For more information contact WCHS, 651-439-5956 or the Legion, 651-439-1435.
Hormel Family Talk
Join Mower County Historical Society and Hormel Historic Home, Austin MN, for "10 Things You Didn't Know About the Hormel Family," Monday October 24, 2011, 7 p.m. Free to members; $5 nonmembers. Space is limited; call Hormel Historic Home, 507-433-4243 to register.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, holds its annual meeting Friday October 28, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center Museum. HCSCC will honor Dr. Roland Dille, emeritus president of Minnesota Statue University Moorhead, with the 2011 Clay County Heritage Award. Advance tickets $45; call 218-299-5511 to reserve.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts Kids Kraft, Saturday October 29, 2011, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Pumpkin craft and Halloween story for ages 4-8. Free, but registration required. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378.