Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, is exhibiting the photography of Winona Senior High School students, now through April 22, 2012. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, presents the gallery exhibition of "Jill Carlson, Solo Photographic Exhibition: Random Joy," April 11-June 24, 2012. Opening reception April 14, 1-4 p.m. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
Dakota County Historical Society, Hastings MN, announces the second "Interesting Conversations with Interesting People," which will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, at Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights MN, April 12, 2012, 3-4:30 p.m. Free, but register by calling 651-450-3000 or email Inver Hills Community Education.
Lunch Film Showing
Freelance filmmaker Wendy Grethen will show her film "Early Days of the West End/Lincoln Park of Duluth," Thursday April 19, 2012, noon to 1 p.m. at the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN. Free. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, will host an opening reception for artist Sue Mueller-Story, Thursday April 19, 6-7 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
War of 1812 Lecture
Riverland Generations and Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, present "America's First Forgotten War: A History of the War of 1812," Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Riverland Community College. Cost: $5; preregister by Monday April 16, by calling Peggy Young, 507-433-0602.
Wildwood Park Talk
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts a discussion on the location of Wildwood Amusement Park at the Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, Monday April 23, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
New Ulm Public Library hosts historian John LaBatte, who will present his new book "The New Ulm Pioneers and the Indians, 1858-1862," April 26, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, announces the grand opening of their new History Center, Thursday April 26, 2012, with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Guests receive free admission on Saturday April 28, 2012, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Prohibition and Organized Crime
Minneapolis Central Library hosts author Beth Johanneck, who will speak on her book "Twin Cities Prohibition," Saturday April 28, 2012, 3 p.m. Call 612-543-8203 for more information.
Victorian Tea Party
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts Victorian Afternoon Tea Party at St. John's Episcopal Church, Mankato, followed by tours of the Historic R.D. Hubbard House, Saturday April 28, 2012. For more information or to purchase tickets call 507-345-5566.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts fundraising breakfast on Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at White Bear Country Inn. Contact Sara for more information or to make reservations, 651-407-5327.