Battle of Wood Lake
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Tom Hosier, president of the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association, who will speak on the Battle of Wood Lake, September 13, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Winona County History Center. Free. Call 507-454-2723 x3 for more information.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will hold its quarterly Membership Meeting on Saturday September 15, 2012, 10 a.m., at Cardinal Court, Cromwell MN. Hosted by Cromwell Area Historical Club. Free admission; refreshments served. Call CCHS, 218-879-1938, for more information.
Younger Brothers in Prison
John Koblas, renowned author and expert on Minnesota's 'wild west' history, will give a presentation on the Younger brothers in Minnesota State Prison, Sunday September 16, 2012, 2 p.m., Warden's House Museum, Stillwater MN. Free and open to the public. Contact Sean Pallas, 651-439-5956, for more information.
Mid Autumn Moon Festival
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts Mid Autumn Moon Festival in the Musser Cortile, Sunday September 16, 2012, 4-6 p.m. Highlights of the popular Asian holiday include cultural lantern dances, traditional holiday displays, and storytelling. Free. Call 651-292-3225 for more information.
Heritage Award Celebration
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, will host a Heritage Dinner to honor and thank Jim and Ruth Erickson, long-time WCHS members and volunteers, on September 20, 2012, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $25/person. For more information or to RSVP call 507-454-2723 x0.
Minneapolis Central Library presents St. Thomas professor Joseph Fitzharris, author of "Patton's Fighting Bridge Builders," who will speak on Company B, 1303rd Engineer General Service Regiment of the US Army in World War II, Thursday September 20, 2012, 7-8 p.m. Call 612-543-8203 for more information.
Thinking Outside the Squeezebox II
A musical celebration of the accordion, September 21-23, 2012, St. Paul MN. Enjoy nationally-known accordion performers, music and dance lessons, a book signing and an accordion flash mob! Call 651-646-3473 or visit their website for more information
LeDuc-Simmons Country Market
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts a Country Market--antiques, collectibles, plants, produce, canned goods, and a bake sale, September 22, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also stroll the grounds to see some of the best artists and crafters of the St. Croix River Valley. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Museum Apprentice Program
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, invites 8th to 12th graders to join them for an exciting new volunteer opportunity: the Museum Apprentice Program! Learn what it takes to work at a museum; Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning September 25, 2012. Contact RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information.
School Daze Celebration
Denmark Township Historical Society, Hastings MN, invites the public to a "School Daze" celebration, Sunday September 30, 2012, Carpenter Nature Center and 1852 Valley School, Hastings MN, 1-3:30 p.m. RSVP by September 20, 2012, 612-823-4934.
Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, presents archaeologist Garrett Knudsen, who will speak on the archaeology of Fish Creek, Tuesday October 2, 2012, 7 p.m. at Ramsey County Library-Maplewood. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, will hold their Fall Banquet/Annual Meeting on Thursday October 4, 2012, 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault MN. Featured speaker Fr. Jim Zotalis will speak on the history of the Cathedral and Bishop Whipple. Tickets: $17.50/members, $20/non-members. Call 507-332-2121 by September 28 to reserve tickets.
Ecumenical Event at Historic Church
Friends of Lenora invite the public to the Lenora United Methodist Church, near Canton MN, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, on Sunday October 7, 2012, 3 p.m. to celebrate World Communion Sunday. Enjoy special music and autumn colors.