Nicollet County Historical Society and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN, will host author Corinne Marz at Alumni Hall, Jackson Student Union, Tuesday January 24, 2012, 4-5:30 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts an opening reception for "Side By Side: Gerry and Margie Paint Blue Earth and Beyond," by photographers Gerry Tostenson and Margie Larson on Thursday January 19, 2012, 5-7 p.m. Call BECHS, 507-345-5566 for more information.
Balloon in Downtown Stillwater
Aamodt's Hot Air Balloon Company will, weather permitting, inflate one of their colorful balloons at the Washington County Historical Society's ice cream social, Saturday January 21, 2012, North Lowell Park, Stillwater. Call WCHS, 651-439-5956, for more information.
Half Breed Tract
Before it was the City of Lake City, it was the Half-Breed Tract, a reservation for the descendants of French-Canadian Fur Traders and Indian women. Find out more from Katie Himanga, who will give a presentation at Lake City City Call, Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7 p.m. Hosted by Lake City Historical Society. Call 651-345-2692 for more information.
Cabin Fever Reliever
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts Cabin Fever Reliever fundraiser inside the new History Center, Friday January 27, 2012. Dinner and entertainment run 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/adult, children's meal $5. Call 507-451-1420 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from Minnesota Historical Society, January 28-March 18, 2012. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Winter History Fest
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites you to experience winter on the Minnesota frontier from a dogsled, play outdoor games, enjoy free refreshments, and view an 1800s style magic show at Pond Dakota Mission Park, Sunday January 29, 2012, noon to 4 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Downtown White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts "Then & Now: Downtown White Bear Lake, Part 2," Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, Monday January 30, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Contact WBLAHS, 651-407-5327, for more information.
Winona State History
Join Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, for a lecture on the history of Winona State's connection to the country of Argentina, Wednesday February 1, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
English Survival Skills
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, presents Timothy Forester, who will present "'How do you do?' and What Not to Do! Survival Skills in Austen's and Dickens' England," Wednesday February 8, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Saw Mill Story
Ames-Florida-Stork House, Rockford MN, hosts "Full Steam Ahead: a Saw Mill Story," Lion's Building, Saturday February 11, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon or 12-2 p.m. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.
Ladies Nite In
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts fashion designer Christopher Straub for the "Ladies Nite In" event, Thursday February 16, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy wine, chocolate, and an informal chat about "Under Where? Unmentionables Exposed!" exhibit. Tickets: $10. Call 952-445-0378 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, celebrates Faribault's French heritage with a French Fete, dinner and dance, Saturday February 18, 2012, 6 p.m. Tickets: $30/person, or $10 for the dance only. Call 507-332-2121 by February 16, 2012 for reservations.
Pond House Stories
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to hear Steve St. Martin, Gideon and Agnes Pond's great-grandson, tell Pond family stories at the historic Pond house, Sunday February 19, 2012, 2 p.m. St. Martin lived on the Pond family farm for 21 years. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
White Bear's Notorious Gangsters
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts "White Bear's Notorious Gangsters," Wildwood Branch-Washington County Library, Mahtomedi MN, February 9, 2012, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and at Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, February 27, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Contact WBLAHS, 651-407-5327, for more information.
Ice Harvesting Talk
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, hosts Tim Graf, who will speak on the history and process of ice harvesting, Thursday February 23, 2012, 7 p.m. Call RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information.