Join Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, for "A Northern Night Performance," by seven diverse Minnesota poets and jazz ensemble "Potential Plagiarism," Thursday January 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Call 612-870-1329 for more information.
New Deal Exhibit
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts "Uncle Sam's New Deal," January 13-February 26, 2012. The exhibit was created by Minnesota Landmarks in partnership with Minnesota Historical Society. Call 507-454-2723 for more information on the exhibit and related programs.
Cokato Historical Society, Cokato MN, announces that the 5th Annual Upper Midwest Model T and Model A Snowmobile Rally will be held Saturday January 14, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing dearth of snow, the event has been scaled back, but participants can bring their vehicles to show. Contact the Cokato Museum, 320-286-2427, for more information.
Big Woods Talk
Join Ames-Florida-Stork House, Rockford MN, for a talk on the Crow River, early settlers, fur trade, and American Indian settlements, Saturday January 14, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon or noon to 2 p.m. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.
New Deal Hike
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, presents "The New Deal in Winona County: The CCC and WPA at Whitewater State Park," program and tour/hike, January 18, 2012, 12:05 p.m., Whitewater State Park. Fee: $5 for state park entry. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
1851 Treaty Lecture
Join Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, for a lecture by Dr. William E. Lass on "The 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux," Sunday January 15, 2012, 2 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Dakota History Lecture
Nicollet County Historical Society and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN, present "Based on a True Story: Researching a Controversial History to Create Fiction" with Thomas Maltman, Tuesday January 17, 2012, 4 p.m., Alumni Hall. Or, if you can't attend, stream live video. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable, Faribault MN, meets Thursday January 19, 2012, 7 p.m., Faribault Senior Center. Richard Resseman will speak on "Cavalry Raids: North and South." Call Dan Peterson, 507-332-8250, or Jan Stevens, 507-244-0500, for more information.
Korean War Book Talk
Northfield native Don Peterson will speak at Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, Thursday January 19, 2012, 6 p.m. He will speak on the Korean War and sign copies of his book, "Dear Folks," Contact Hayes Scriven, 507-645-9268, for more information.
Ice Cream Social
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, hosts Ice Cream Social, Saturday January 21, 2012, noon to 4 p.m., Lowell Park. Free. Call 651-439-5956 for more information.
Minnesota Association of Museums hosts members only Sampler at The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis MN, Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:30-5 p.m. Enjoy a performance of "Finding Frankenstein," discuss the new exhibit "Mary and her Monster," and tour the collections. Light refreshments. Not a MAM member? Rates are reasonable--join now!
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, invites the public to learn how to research Rice County history online, Thursday January 26, 2011, 7 p.m. Call 332-2121 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts groundhog-themed Kids Kraft, Saturday January 28, 2012, 10:30 a.m. Listen to the story "Substitute Groundhog" by Pat Miller and make your own groundhog puppet. Free, but registration required; contact the museum at 952-445-0378.
History Day Palooza
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN, invites middle school and high school students to participate in "History Day Palooza @ SCSU," Saturday January 28, 2012, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., James W. Miller Learning Resources Center. Space is limited; register online by January 25, 2012.