History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester MN, announces Christmas tours at Historic Mayowood Mansion throughout the month of November 2011. Daytime and evening tours available, but several tour slots already sold out. Call 507-282-9447 to reserve tickets.
Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable meets Thursday November 17, 2011 at Faribault Senior Center, Faribault MN. Topic: Cannons of the Civil War, presented by John Cain of Red Wing. Call Jan Stevens, 507-244-0500 or Dan Peterson, 507-332-8250, for more information.
Thanksgiving Kids Kraft
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, Saturday November 19, 2011, 10:30 a.m. for Kids Kraft. Listen to a great Thanksgiving story and make a turkey craft. Free. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, to register.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, hosts "Dolly and Me Christmas Tea" Thursday December 1 and 15, 2011, 6 p.m.; and Saturday December 3 and 17, 2011, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets required in advance. Cost: $10/adult, $7/child or ACHS member. Call 763-421-0600 for more information or to order tickets.
Christmas Open House
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, for a Christmas Open House, Friday December 2, 2011, 6-8 p.m. Tour the Stans House Museum and enjoy refreshments. Free. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, seeks children grades 1-6 to help make old-fashioned Christmas decorations and decorate the RCHS Christmas tree, Saturday December 3, 2011 10 a.m. to noon. Call 507-332-2121 to reserve a spot.
Kenyon Area Historical Society, Kenyon MN, hosts Victorian Holiday Dinner at the M.T. Gunderson Home, December 3, 9, and 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m. tour, 7:15 p.m. dinner; and December 4 and 11, 2011, 2:30 p.m. dinner with tour following. Sleigh rides available. Cost: $30/person. Call Jane or Allan Story, 507-789-5204, to RSVP.
Join Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, in celebrating a traditional French-Canadian Christmas at the Alexander Faribault House, Friday December 2, 2011, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday December 3, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Call 507-332-2121 for more information.
Several local authors will attend a book signing event at the Warden's House Museum, Stillwater MN, Saturday December 3, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Call Washington County Historical Society, 651-439-5956, for more information.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts Victorian Holidays, December 3-4, 2011. Guided tours start at 10 a.m. Or, come for a catered Victorian dinner, Sunday December 4, 2011, 5 p.m. Tickets: $50/person. Enjoy period entertainment, a visit from General and Mrs. LeDuc, and more. Reservations required for the dinner; call 651-437-7055.
Join The Landing--Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee MN, during weekends in December 2011 (except Christmas and New Year's) for "Folkways of the Holidays," a celebration of 19th century holiday cultural traditions. Admission: $5/adults, $3/children and seniors. Call 763-694-7617 for more information.