Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, housed in Winona's 1915 Armory and contemporary 2012 Laird Norton Addition, hosts an open house on Thursday September 27, 2012, 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the summer-long restoration of the Armory's battlements and repointing of its facade.
Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, announces its newest intern exhibit, "Allie's Picks," named after Allie Melander, the intern who created it. The opening reception will be held on Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:30-8 p.m., St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot). Free. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-310-5356, for more information.
Blue Earth County Civil War Memorial Project presents "Remembering the Boy in Blue," Glenwood Cemetery Walk, Mankato, Saturday September 29, 2012. Guided tours 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 p.m. Admission: $5/adult; $2/child (ages 5-16). Contact Julie for more information.
Museum Day Live!
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, announces its participation in the eighth annual free admission Museum Day Live!, Saturday September 29, 2012, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. Download your admission ticket before you go!
More Museum Day Live!
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will open its doors free of charge to participate in the Smithsonian Magazine's 8th Annual Museum Day Live!, Saturday September 29, 2012. Remember to bring your admission ticket. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Archaeology Events and Demonstrations
The Minnesota Archaeological Society hosts Kathio Archaeology Day, a day of activities highlighting the archaeology of the Mille Lacs area, Saturday September 29, 2012 at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, 8 miles north of Onamia MN.
Historic House Tours
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces that the Historic R.D. Hubbard House, one of the finest Victorian-style homes still left in Mankato, will close for the season on Sunday September 30, 2012. Hubbard House will now be open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. for tours. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
On Sunday September 30, 2012, 2-4 p.m., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will celebrate the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest's gift of its archives to the University of Minnesota Libraries. To attend please register TODAY with Patricia Hall.
Nooks & Crannies Tour
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, provides a self-guided tour of the nooks and crannies of Landmark Center, one of St. Paul's most historic buildings, September 30, 2012, 1-3 p.m. Free.
Fingerprints and Footnotes Club
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, presents the next Fingerprints and Footnotes Club's program "Keep Up to Speed: the history of the vehicles in the R.D. Hubbard Carriage House," with Larry Kortuem, Tuesday October 2, 6 p.m. Contact Shelley Harrison, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites the public to a free screening of the documentary "The City Dark," at the Treaty Site History Center, Thursday October 4, 2012, 7 p.m. Contact NCHS, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Minnesota LGBT History Talk
Stewart Van Cleve, author of "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota," will be at Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis MN, Wednesday October 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m. for a talk and book signing.
Civil War Talk
Ramsey County Library--Roseville will present the second meeting in the discussion series "Making Sense of the American Civil War," October 10, 7 p.m. Professor Jim Stewart will lead the group in a discussion of selections from "America's War," edited by Edward Ayers.
Corrected Contact Number
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts "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. Tickets: $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 218-733-7586.
Greater Litchfield Opera House, Litchfield MN, presents "Knock 'em Dead," Murder Mystery Dinner Reader's Theatre, October 12-13, 2012, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10; call Litchfield Community Education, 320-693-2354, to purchase.
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, in partnership with the Range Fiberart Guild, announces the opening of a rag rug exhibit. Join them for the opening ceremony on Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:30-2:30 p.m., with guest speaker author Janet Meany of "The Rag Rug Handbook." Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Discussion
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, presents "A Dakota Perspective on the Dakota War of 1862," with Tamara St. John, October 13, 2012, 2 p.m., Hjemkomst Center. Free. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces the next "History in a Pint" at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing, Tuesday October 16, 2012, 6 p.m. Free. Dwight "Deac" Nelson will speak on the story of the Navy during the Vietnam War. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-733-7500, for more information.
Civil War Soldier Re-enactment
Ramsey County Library announces the appearance of Civil War re-enactor Ken Martens at two of the Ramsey County Libraries next month. North St. Paul Library hosts the program Thursday October 18, 2012, 6 p.m. Mounds View Library hosts on Saturday October 20, 2012, 2 p.m.
Save the Date
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, will host the traveling exhibit "Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862," November 7-December 19, 2012. The exhibit was produced by Gustavus Adolphus College students, in conjunction with Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN. Contact Jill Wohnoutka, 320-235-1881, for more information.
Save the Date
Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums holds their Annual Meeting Friday November 9, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake MN. Cost: $35/MALHM members; $50/nonmembers. Register by November 2, 2012.
Save the Date
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, invites the public to the Veterans Remembrance Dinner, Thursday December 6, 2012, 5-8 p.m. The event will honor the local Global War on Terror veterans, including veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Keynote speaker will be retired Command Sergeant Major John Werner. Tickets: $35; call 218-733-7500 to reserve. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-733-7500, for more information.