Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, announces the opening of a new exhibit by local artist Kari Wagner, July 5-29, 2012.
Civil War Presentation
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites the public to Fort Ridgely State Historic Site, Fairfax MN, on Saturday July 7, 2012, beginning at noon, for military demonstrations and Civil War roundtable presentation. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
Extravaganza and Chuckwagon Supper
Join Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, for their 26th Annual Extravaganza, Sunday July 8, 2012. Family fun with lots of food and activities, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Start the festivities the night before at the 7th Annual Chuckwagon Supper, Saturday July 7, 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $12/person. Contact Laura Resler, 507-451-1420, for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, and Chippewa County Historical Society, Montevideo MN, sponsor Mission Sunday at Lac Qui Parle Mission, Montevideo MN, Sunday July 8, 2012. Worship service in Dakota and English, 10:30 a.m., followed by pot luck picnic lunch at noon and a talk by Carrie Zeman on "The Prince of Indian Preachers: The Life of John B. Renville," 1 p.m. Call 952-563-8693.
Friends of LeDuc Meeting
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet Tuesday July 10, 2012, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings. After a short business meeting, Mayme Johnson, Program Director of Carpenter Nature Center, will speak about Point Douglas Cemetery and the once-booming town of Point Douglas. Sign up for Point Douglas Cemetery Hike, July 15, 2012, 1-2:30 p.m. Call 651-437-4359 for reservations. Tickets: $6/$4 for Friends of Carpenter Nature Center.
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, will hold their annual meeting Tuesday July 10, 2012, 7 p.m. at the MinnCo Center, Cambridge MN. Learn more about their plans to rebuild the Heritage Center. Call 763-689-4229 for more information.
Depot Birthday Party
The Depot Foundation, Duluth MN, hosts an open house celebrating the 120th birthday of the Historic Union Depot and 90th birthday of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:30-7 p.m. Free. Contact Tessa Lenneman, 218-733-7577, for more information.
Civil War Cemetery Tour
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites you to discover the history of Scott County Civil War veterans on a cemetery walk through Belle Plaine's Oakwood Cemetery, Saturday July 14, 2012, 10-11:30 a.m. Fee: $12/$10 SCHS members. Register through SCHS, 952-445-0378.
U.S.-Dakota War Presentation
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites the public to Fort Ridgely State Historic Site, Fairfax MN, on Saturday July 14, 2012, 1 p.m., for a talk by John LaBatte about the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
Dakota POW Letters
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts a presentation by Dr. John Peacock, Sunday July 15, 2012, 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. He will speak about "The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters," a forthcoming collection of letters written by Dakota men in their own language and translated by two of their descendants, Dr. Clifford Canku and Rev. Michael Simon. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
New Ulm Public Library hosts Dr. John Hunt Peacock, Monday July 16, 2012, 7 p.m. at Turner Hall. He will speak about "The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters," a forthcoming translation of 50 letters written by Dakota men imprisoned after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents Lunch With the History People, Thursday July 19, 2012, noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Linda LeGarde Grover will speak on "The Vermillion Lake Indian School" in the Ruth Maney Room, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot). Contact Julie Bolos, 218-733-7568, for more information.
Language of the Fan
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, hosts Jaclyn Theis, an expert on Victorian customs and traditions, Sunday July 22, 2012, 2 p.m. She will give a presentation on the "language of the fan" at the Warden's House Museum. Contact Sean Pallas, 651-439-5659, for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, offers two sessions of the Pioneer School Day Camp, July 23-25 and August 1-3, 2012, 9 a.m. to noon. Program is for students ages 6-12 who are interested in learning more about area history, farming, and pioneer life during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Cost: $20/student; $17/WCHS members. Call 507-454-2723 x0 to register.
Scott County Fair
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, at the Fair, July 25-29, 2012. Take a "history" photo or share your Scott County stories at the Mobile Oral History Recording Studio. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Lunchbox History Series
Join Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, for the July Lunchbox History Series, Thursday July 26, 2012, noon-1 p.m. Dean Ulland will speak on "Liquor Trade in Southern Minnesota During World War I." Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, will hold Swedish Language & Culture Camp, August 13-17, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to noon, West Riverside School. Campers ages 5-13 (must have completed Kindergarten) will have lessons in Swedish language and culture through food, crafts, stories, songs, games, and folk dance. Registration: $55/student; $45 if parent/grandparent is ICHS member. Contact Kathy, 763-689-4229, for more information or to register.
Pre-School Swedish Camp
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, will hold Pre-School Swedish Language & Culture Camp, August 14-16, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to noon, West Riverside School. Open to children ages 4-5 (must be toilet trained). Registration: $40/student; $30 if parent/grandparent is ICHS member. Contact Kathy, 763-689-4229, for more information or to register.