New Ulm History Talk
New Ulm Public Library welcomes Bob Paulson, author of "Franz Massopust, German-Bohemian Pathfinder and Founder of New Ulm, Minnesota: A Tragic Family Saga," Thursday June 7, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) and St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, host an exhibit opening event for "Return to the River: The History of the St. Louis River and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District," Thursday June 7, 2012, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Louis County Arts & Heritage Center (the Depot). Free. Contact Karen Anderson, 218-740-4776, or Susan Schwanekamp, 218-733-7586, for more information.
Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, hosts a walking tour of Lookout Park, the oldest park in Maplewood, Saturday June 9, 2012, noon. Call 651-900-3539 for information and directions.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, holds their annual summer fundraiser Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne, Saturday June 9, 2012, 7-9 p.m. at the Historic Huff-Lamberton House, Winona. Join them for chocolate desserts, champagne, and a preview of Season 9 performances from Great River Shakespeare Festival. Tickets: $20/WCHS members, $25/nonmembers. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, invites the public to the opening of "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Children's Museum, Saturday June 9, 2012, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The exhibit will be open through September 23, 2012. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, opens "History a Go-Go: Winona in the 1960s" with member reception June 11, 2012, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit runs June 11 through October 7, 2012. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
New Ulm Public Library welcomes historian Stephen Osman for an overview of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Fashions of the Titanic
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings meets at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7 p.m. for a short business meeting and program on "Fashions of the Titanic," presented by Kevin Geraghty and Sarah French. Free. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts author Connie Lounsbury, who will speak on "How to Write Your Life Story," Wednesday June 13, 2012, 9-10 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will host "Creative Campfire Cooking" with naturalist Kristine Hiller, Wednesday June 13, 2012, 1 p.m. This is the last in a series of programs designed in conjunction with the "What's Cooking?" exhibit. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts its second Roundtable Discussion, Thursday June 14, 2012, 7 p.m. at the History Center. The topic will be Beaver Lake. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Wedding Dress Preservation
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, presents a class on preserving your wedding dress, Thursday June 14, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your clean wedding dress (if dry cleaning request deionized water/rinse); all packing materials are included with the class fee of $65/SCHS members or $75/nonmembers. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, to register.
Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable holds its annual picnic, Thursday June 14, 2012, 6 p.m., at Fort Ahlman, north of Morristown MN. Program to follow. Call Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, for more information.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, announces that the Alexander Faribault House will be open for tours as part of Heritage Days Celebration, Saturday June 16, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Call 507-332-2121 for more information.
White Bear Lake History
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society at the Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake for "White Bear Lake--Land of Lakes and Legends," Monday June 18, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Free. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
LeDuc Summer Camp
Children experience a slice of life from the 1860s at the "Life with the LeDucs" Summer Camp, LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, June 19-21, 2012, 8 a.m. to noon. Camp is open to children ages 10-14. Register now through Hastings Community Education. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Historic Pub Crawl
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts the popular Historic Pub Crawl, downtown White Bear Lake, Wednesday June 20, 2012, 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $25 WBLAHS members; $30 nonmembers. Cocktails not included. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.
Lunch with the History People
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts historian Pam Brunfelt, who will speak about World War II in her presentation "Iron and Steel in WWII: the Arsenal of Democracy," Thursday June 21, 2012, noon to 1 p.m., Ruth Maney Room, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot). Contact Julie Bolos, 218-733-7568, for more information.
Taconite Mine Tours
Minnesota Discovery Center, Hibbing Taconite, and Shubat Transportation team up this summer to provide Hibbing Taconite Mine Tours to the public, Thursdays June 21-August 16, 2012, 1-2:30 p.m. Cost: $5/person; children under 10 not allowed. Experience mining on the Iron Range. Call 800-372-6437 for reservations.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces the 35th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Annual Midwest Viking Festivals, June 22-23, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hjemkomst Center. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society hosts "Downtown White Bear Lake Then and Now--A Walking Tour," Sunday June 24, 2012, 1-3 p.m. Tickets: $15/person; $12 WBLAHS members. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.
Book Release Party
Celebrate with Pond-Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, the release of the book "A Thrilling Narrative of Indian Captivity: Dispatches from the Dakota War," by Mary Butler Renville, Sunday June 24, 2012, 2 p.m. Dakota scholars and non-Dakota editors teamed up to translate letters written by John Baptiste Renville. Books available for purchase and signing. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts the next "History in a Pint," Thursday June 28, 2012, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 71, West Duluth. Three local World War II veterans will discuss their experiences during the Great Depression and the War. For more information contact Dan Hartman, 218-310-5356.
Nick Coleman Sr. Program
Ramsey County Library--Roseville hosts author John Milton, who will talk about his new biography of Nick Coleman, Sr., "For the Good of the Order," Thursday June 28, 2012, 7 p.m. A panel of former legislators will attend to discuss "old-time" Minnesota politics. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Civil War Cemetery Tour
Meet a costumed guide from Scott County Historical Society at Valley Cemetery, Shakopee MN, to learn about the history of Scott County Civil War veterans, Thursday June 28, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: $12; $10 SCHS members. Register through Shakopee Community Education. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Old Time School
Register now for Old Time School through Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN. Children who were in grades 1-8 this year are eligible. School is offered four weeks this summer: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; and June 25-29. Fee: $50/one-week session. Call Karen Lood, 763-689-2830, for more information.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, offers one-hour tours of Fillebrown House, an 1879 lakeside cottage, Sunday July 1 and Sunday August 5, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Tickets: $5/adults; $3 children 12 and under. Free to WBLAHS members. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
Night at the Museum
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, presents the Summer 2012 Children's Camp, "Night at the Museum," from 6:30 p.m. July 17 to 9 a.m. July 18, 2012. Enjoy stories by the fire, movies, and a special secret event to remember! Cost: $50. Contact Debi Pack, 320-253-8424, for more information. Registration deadline: July 1, 2012.
Do Ya Dig It?
Stearns History Center, St. Cloud MN, offers a three-day camp in which participants can unbury the past during an archaeological dig, dig into family history, and explore Heritage Park for natural wonders. Camp dates: July 23, 24, 25, 2012, 1-3 p.m. each day. Cost: $45. Contact Debi Pack, 320-253-8424, for more information. Registration deadline: July 1, 2012.
Art Summer Camp
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, offers summer camp for children ages 10-14, August 7-9, 2012, 8 a.m. to noon. Camp led by local artists and LeDuc educators; students combine paint, fresh air, and creativity to make their own masterpieces. Register now through Hastings Community Education.