Civil War Talk
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts Steve Potts, who presents "Minnesota and the Civil War," Thursday October 13, 2011, 6 p.m. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
Join Denmark Township Historical Society at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, South Washington County, for a talk by Carena Kelz on the early history of Denmark Township, Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7 p.m. Call 651-357-4244 for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts Victorian Seance and Mourning at the Cox House, October 20-23, 27, and 30, 2011. Shows at 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Tickets: $13/adults, $10 NCHS members. Children under 16 not admitted. Contact Jessica, 507-934-2160, for more information
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, hosts pancake breakfast with Cambridge Chamber Business Expo to benefit ICHS, Saturday October 22, 2011, 8 a.m. to noon, Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve & Community Center. Tickets available at the door. Contact ICHS, 763-689-4229, for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, hosts Michael Norman, author of "The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends," Saturday October 22, 2011, 2 p.m. Free. Contact WCHS, 651-439-5956, for more information.
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, lost their Heritage Center and most of their archives to arson in July 2011. Help support them at the Heritage Jam, Saturday October 23, 2011, 3-6 p.m., Cambridge-Isanti High School Hardy Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $15. Contact ICHS, 763-689-4229, for more information or to purchase tickets.
Lonesome Ron's Round-Up
Join Harkin Store, 9 miles northwest of New Ulm MN, Sunday October 23, 2011, 1-4 p.m. for their last event of the season, Lonesome Ron's Round-Up. Enjoy music, gift shop sales, and Harkin Store history. Call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.
National Art Exhibition
Stevens County Historical Society, Morris MN, hosts "Horizontal Grandeur," an art exhibit celebrating the prairie, through October 28, 2011. For more information call 320-589-1719.
Stevens County Historical Society, Morris MN, hosts Dr. Harold Hinds, Jr., who will speak on researching and writing a family history, October 29, 2011, 10 a.m. Workshop followed by reception and book signing. For more information call 320-589-1719.
Genealogy Website Changes
Learn about the changes to two of the most popular genealogy websites, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, at University of Minnesota-Morris Briggs Library, Computer Lab 350a, Morris MN, Saturday November 5, 2011, 10 a.m.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to try dipping candles at the historic Pond house, Pond Dakota Mission Park, Sunday November 6, 2011, 2-4 p.m. Make a pair to take home! Call 952-563-8693 for more information.