Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, will display the traveling exhibit "Why Treaties Matter" for the month of October. Related programs include John LaBatte, who will speak on "Causes of the Dakota War of 1862," October 3, 2012, 12:05 p.m.; and Colette Hyman, who will speak on "Why Treaties Matter to Women's Work," October 25, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, announces a trial reenactment "Crime of the Ages: the Doc Barker Story," October 4-6, 2012, 7 p.m. Tickets: $5. Seating limited; call 651-292-3276 to purchase tickets.
Docomomo House Tour
The Minnesota Chapter of Docomomo is proud to announce Tour Day 2012: Cerny Survey and West Cedar Lake Walking Tours, Saturday October 6, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reserve tickets online.
Dakota Culture Lecture
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, will screen the film "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," Saturday October 6, 2012, 10 a.m. Free. This is the tenth event the "Discover the Dakota" series. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, will present the movie "Gangsterland" at the Hay Lake School Museum in Scandia MN, Saturday October 6, 2012, 6 p.m. Free. Call 651-433-4014 for more information.
Friends of the Brookdale Library--Brooklyn Center hosts author Carla Hagen, who will speak on her 2011 novel "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane," about life on the Minnesota-Canada border during Prohibition, Saturday October 6, 2012, 11 a.m. Call 612-543-5600 for more information.
BOOseum Volunteers Needed
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, seeks volunteers to help set up for this year's BOOseum and Ghost Trolley fundraiser, Saturdays in October. Contact Becca Sanders, 612-516-1958, if interested.
Barns of Minnesota Program
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts photographer Doug Ohman, who will present a slide program called "Barns of Minnesota," Sunday October 7, 2012, 1 p.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Ghost Story Author Talk
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. After a brief business meeting, author Christopher Sterling Larsen will discuss his award-winning books about science fiction, fantasy, and ghosts. Free. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, presents Dr. Lloyd Peterson, who will speak on "World War II: What You Didn't Learn in Textbooks," at the next Breakfast Club meeting, Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9-10 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Join Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, for the opening of "My Own Environment," an exhibit of paintings, drawings, and monoprints by Hennepin County artist Bettye Olson, October 13, 2012, 6-9 p.m. Call 612-870-1329 for more information.
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings and Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul MN, present "More Grave Truths Cemetery Walk: Ghosts and Gossip," at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, Saturday October 13, 2012, 2-9 p.m. Tickets: $7. Reservations required; call 651-437-7055.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, presents "Peter Bergstrom: Swedish Immigrant Worker and Entrepreneur," a traveling exhibit about a Swedish immigrant's pursuit of the American Dream. Opening reception Tuesday October 16, 2012, 5-7 p.m., Hjemkomst Center. Free. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Austin History Talk
Hormel Historic Home and Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, present "Remembering Downtown Austin," Thursday October 18, 2012, noon, Hormel Historic Home. Free to HHH and/or MCHS members; $5 nonmembers. Space is limited; register by calling the HHH office, 507-433-4243.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, is sponsoring a talk in conjunction with its newest exhibit "1862 Through Rice County's Eyes." Amateur historian Tim Madigan will speak on "The Fog of War: Perceptions and Realities of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862," October 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the historical society. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, is hosting a Haunted Stans House event, Saturday October 20, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Family-friendly entertainment. Free with general admission to SCHS. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Civil War Talk
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake will host historian Stephen Osman, who will speak on "Minnesota and the Civil War," Wednesday October 24, 2012, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6007 for more information.
Hubbard County Historical Society, Park Rapids MN, announces their Annual Meeting, Monday October 29, 2012, 7 p.m. at the new courthouse. Call 218-732-5237 for more information.
Then & Now
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts Sara Markoe Hanson, Executive Director of White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, Monday, October 29, 2012, 6 p.m. She will speak on "Then & Now: Downtown White Bear Part I." Call 651-724-6007 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces the next "Pangea--Cultivate Our Cultures" event, Saturday November 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hjemkomst Center. This is a free, indoor, one-day family-friendly celebration of the cultural diversity in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.