U.S.-Dakota War Causes
Historian John LaBatte will discuss the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 at Historic Fort Ridgely, Fairfax MN, Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m. Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members receive free admission. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces the next in its local history discussion series "History in a Pint." Three Civil War reenactors will talk about what it meant to serve in the American Civil War from the perspective of two Union soldiers and a Confederate soldier, Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6 p.m. at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-310-5356, for more information.
New 1862 Exhibit
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, and Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, announce the opening of a new exhibit, "1862 Through Rice County's Eyes," Wednesday August 22, 2012, 6 p.m., Northfield Historical Society. Learn about the events of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 from Rice County's perspective. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Experience old-fashioned family fun at Maplewood Area Historical Society's Johnny Appleseed Day, Saturday August 25, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood. Contact MAHS, 651-748-9009, for more information.
Join Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, for a talk by Walt Bachman on "The Dakota War Trials of 1862-63: Kangaroo Court or Merited Justice?" Sunday August 26, 2012, 2 p.m., Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
History Day at the Fair
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, will celebrate Minnesota History Day at the State Fair, Sunday September 2, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bloody September 1862
Ramsey County Library, Maplewood, hosts historian Jeffrey Williams and Maplewood Area Historical Society on Tuesday September 11, 2012, 7 p.m. for a talk on the Confederacy and the Civil War in September 1862. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable, Faribault MN, invites the public to an evening banquet to "Meet Mr. Lincoln," Bryce Stenzel, a well-known and renowned Lincoln impersonator, September 20, 2012, Faribault American Legion Post #43. Social hour begins 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/Roundtable members, $22/nonmembers. RSVPs required by September 8, 2012 to Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, or Chuck Peterson, 507-301-2470.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts a talk on the documentary "Return to Shetek: The Courage of the Fool Soldiers," Thursday September 20, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 320-235-1881 for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to River Rendezvous, a living history event in Pond Dakota Mission Park, Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Hog Roast Fundraiser
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public to a Hog Roast Friend-Fundraiser, Saturday September 22, 2012, 3-7 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague, MN. Advance ticket cost: $10/adults, $7/seniors and children under 10. For tickets or more information contact SCHS, 952-445-0378.
AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul MN, will present woodturning demonstrations from noon to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, July through December, Landmark Center.