Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, announces that the very popular "Ghosts of Anoka" walking tour will be held September 20, 22; and October 4, 6, 13, 20, 23-27, 30-31, 2012. Call 763-421-0600 for reservations.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts "Commemorating Controversy," a traveling exhibit exploring the causes, voices, events, and consequences of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. It was produced by Gustavus Adolphus College students in conjunction with Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN. On view now through September 28, 2012. Call 507-454-2723 ext. 3 for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts River Rendezvous Public Night at Pond Dakota Mission Park, Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Join History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester MN, for the 15th Annual Oakwood Cemetery Walk, September 22, 2012. First tour starts 1 p.m.; last tour starts 4 p.m. Tickets: $6/adults, $2/children; on sale now at the History Center.
Fall Harvest Celebration
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, invites everyone to join in the Fall Harvest Celebration, Saturday September 22, 2012, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., east side of the fairgrounds. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, announces its Fall Dinner and program, Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:30 p.m., Water Street Inn, Stillwater. Steve Elliott, Executive Director of the Minnesota Historical Society, will speak on "Wedding Dresses, Concussions and Saving the Planet." Contact WCHS, 651-439-5956, for more information or to make reservations.
New Exhibit at BECHS
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces the opening of its newest exhibit, "Remembering Front Street: Rediscover Mankato's Hidden Street from the 1930s-1960s," September 28-29, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Fall Barn Tour
Friends of Minnesota Barns presents their Fall Barn Tour, Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration deadline: September 22, 2012.
Dakota Game Day
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Dakota Game Day, Sunday October 7, 2012, 2-4 p.m., Pond Dakota Mission Park. Play the Dakota Stick Game and make your own game to take home. Learn simple Dakota words and phrases to use while playing. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
B is for Battle Cry
Ramsey County Library-New Brighton hosts illustrator Dave Geister, who will present a program on the Civil War through drawings and poems in the book "B is for Battle Cry," by Patricia Bauer, Tuesday October 9, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Italian-American History and Heritage
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces a Culture and Cuisine dinner program event "Italian-American History and Heritage in Duluth and St. Louis County," October 11, 2012, 5:30 p.m., Great Hall, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. Event includes social hour, dinner, program, and silent auction. Tickets: $35. For more information call 218-733-7568.
Haunted Minnesota Talk
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents a special evening edition of "Lunch with the History People," Friday October 12, 2012, 6-7:30 p.m. Minnesota Paranormal Study Group (MNPSG) of Hibbing MN will speak about "Haunted Minnesota." Free. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, holds their "Monuments to Life" cemetery tours in three locations this year:
- Twitchell Cemetery, Lino Lakes MN, Thursday October 11, 2012
- Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Anoka MN, Saturday October 13, 2012
- Constance Cemetery, Andover MN, Tuesday October 16, 2012
Tours begin 7 p.m. Tickets are limited; call ACHS, 763-421-0600, to purchase in advance.
Dakota Women's Work
Pond Dakota Heritage Society invites the public to join Professor Colette Hyman, author of "Dakota Women's Work," at Pond Dakota Mission Park, Sunday October 14, 2012, as she discusses how Dakota Indian women continued the traditions of their people. Book signing to follow. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Northfield Historical Society is giving the public the opportunity to become the proud owner of a handsome handmade quilt. Raffle tickets are $2 or six for $10 and are available now through October 15, 2012. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Civil War Class Series
Rice County Historical Society and Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable, Faribault MN, co-sponsor a four-week course on Rice and Steele County during the Civil War. Speaker will be Barry Adams, a retired Licensed Gettysburg Battlefield Guide, now living in Owatonna. Cost: $18/members; $20/nonmembers for the series. Call 507-332-2121 for more information or to make reservations.
Join NWA History Centre, Bloomington MN, as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary, Saturday October 20, 2012, 5 p.m., Best Western Plus Motel, Bloomington. Advance admission: $10. RSVP by October 17 to Mary Fryer, 651-699-8833.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Bruce White and Gwen Westerman as they discuss their book "Mni Sota Makoce," about the history of Dakota people in Minnesota, Sunday October 21, 2012, Pond Dakota Mission Park. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.