Join Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, at the Esko Historical Society, Esko MN, Saturday March 24, 2012, 10 a.m., for a short business meeting and a talk by executive director Rachael Martin on "What's New at the CCHS Museum," followed by a discussion of Esko Historical Society's book project. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts "Minnesota Disasters," a new traveling exhibit from Minnesota Historical Society, March 31-May 28, 2012. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Hanover Historical Society, Hanover MN, welcomes photographer Doug Ohman, who will speak and present his latest program "Journey Down the River," Monday April 2, 2012, 7 p.m., Hanover City Hall. Call Tim Zimmerman, 763-370-7373, for more information.
Civil War Roundtable
St. Cloud Civil War Roundtable and Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, will host a program highlighting local Civil War-era collections, Monday April 2, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m. at the museum. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, presents "Stalag Whitewater: Prisoner of War Camp at Whitewater State Park 1944-45," Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Dr. Stan Lewis, retired biology professor, for the next Breakfast Club, Wednesday April 11, 2012, 9 a.m. He will lecture on how to collect, preserve, and determine the age of fossils. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Lake Shetek Women
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts John Isch, who will speak about survivors of the U.S.-Dakota War, "Where All the Women Are Strong: Lavina Eastlick After Shetek," Sunday April 15, 2012, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Antique Phonograph Concert
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Phil O'Keefe, who will crank up his antique Edison phonographs to play a selection of cylinders from his collection of recordings, early 1900s to early 1920s, Wednesday April 18, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, will hold their 75th anniversary fundraiser, Wednesday April 18, 2012, 5:30 p.m., at Gorecki Dining and Conference Center, College of St. Benedict. Special guest Don Shelby provides the evening entertainment. Tickets: $60/person. Call 320-253-8424 for more information or to reserve tickets.
MAM April Sampler
Minnesota Association of Museums invites members to Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis MN, Thursday April 19, 2012, 3:30-5:30 p.m. for the April Sampler. Not a member yet? Join now; rates are reasonable!
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, offers couples the opportunity to get married or renew their vows for free at the Rice County Fair, Saturday July 23, 2012, at the historic Holy Innocents Church. Call 507-332-2121 for more information or to reserve the church.