Barbara Sommer will speak on "A Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southeastern Minnesota," Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester MN, tonight, Wednesday July 25, 2012, 7 p.m. Also view an exhibit "Working for Uncle Sam: Legacies of the CCC and WPA," at Floral Hall. Call 504-280-6888 for more information.
Mobile Oral History
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, will give Scott County Fair visitors an opportunity to capture and record their oral histories at the Mobile Oral History recording studio, July 25-29, 2012.
Join Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, at Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, for a screening of the thought-provoking documentary film "Reel Injun," Saturday July 28, 2012, 2 p.m. Explore the portrayal of American Indians through the history of cinema. Free, but state park vehicle sticker required. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
Join Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, for a screening of two films from their collection, "Horsemen of the Western Trails" and a mystery movie that has no provenance. Both movies will be shown using a vintage projector. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Scottish Christmas in July
Harkin Store, nine miles northwest of New Ulm MN, will celebrate a Scottish Christmas in honor of Alexander Harkin's native Scotland, Sunday July 29, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy Scottish goodies, decorations, and Christmas items in the gift shop. Operated by Nicollet County Historical Society. Call 507-354-8666 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
John LaBatte will present a program on "The Christian Indians and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862," Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, Saturday August 4, 2012, 1 p.m. Battlefield tour to follow at 2:30 p.m. Fort Ridgely Historic Site is operated by Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts the eighth event in the "Discover the Dakota" series, Dakota Poetry, Saturday August 4, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
World War II Exhibit
Lac qui Parle County Historical Society, Madison MN, announces the opening of "Minnesota Homefront, World War II," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society, August 5, 2012. Call 320-598-7678 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Observance
Join Ness Church Preservation Foundation and Ness Church Cemetery Association, Litchfield MN, for the 150th Anniversary Observance of the U.S.-Dakota War. Representatives from the Dakota nation will perform a "Healing Ceremony," Sunday August 19, 2012.