Late for Lunch
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents "Late for Lunch with the History People," Friday October 12, 2012, 6-7:30 p.m., Great Hall of the Depot. Special guest is the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group (MNPSG) of Hibbing MN, a non-profit organization that investigates haunting claims. Free. Contact Julie Bolos, 218-733-7568, for more information.
As part of Saint Paul Art Crawl festivities, Gallery of Wood Art in Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, will offer free woodturning demonstrations, October 12-14, 2012. See their website for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts "Voices from the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk," October 13-14, 2012. This year's theme is "Scoundrels, Scandals, and Skullduggery." Call 507-454-2723 x3 for more information.
Dakota Women's Work
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Professor Colette Hyman, author of "Dakota Women's Work," who will speak at the Historic Pond House on Sunday October 14, 2012, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Book Talk and Signing
Pat Lubeck, curator of Redwood County Historical Society, Redwood Falls MN, and author of "Murder in Gales, A Rose Hanged Twice," will perform two separate readings in the tiny one-cell jail where William Rose stayed the night before his execution. Join her on October 15 or 16, 2012, 3 p.m.; discussion and book signing to follow. Seating limited to 8 people; call 507-641-3329 to make your reservation.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Bruce White and Gwen Westerman, authors of "Mni Sota Makoce," who will speak on mapping the Dakota in the Upper Mississippi Valley, Sunday October 21, 2012, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Annual Dessert Social/Meeting
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, will hold their 6th Annual Dessert Social, Tuesday October 23, 2012, 6:15-7 p.m. at the historical society. Tickets: $10 each or $15/two tickets; children 7 and under are free. WCHS Annual Meeting begins at 7 p.m.; free and open to the public. For more information on the social, meeting, or becoming a board member, contact Sally Stevens, 763-682-8945.
Ghosts from the Past
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, invites you to their annual event, "Ghosts from the Past," Friday October 26, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday October 27, 5-8 p.m., at Goodrich's Construction, Mankato. Theme this year is "Stills, Speakeasies, and Shady Ladies." Tickets: $7.50/adults; $5/children. Call 507-345-5566 to reserve your tickets.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts "Halloween Historia," Saturday October 27, 2012, noon to 4 p.m. This is a non-scary, fun-filled family Halloween party. Cost: $3/person. Call 320-523-8424 for more information.
Barn Quilt Tour
Carver County Historical Society, Waconia MN, offers a tour of the barn quilts of Carver County, Saturday October 27, 2012, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tour begins and ends at the historical society. Cost: $47; includes continental breakfast, bus, tour guide, other surprises. Lunch at Lola's on the Lake for an additional $20. Contact Wendy Petersen-Biorn, 952-442-4234, to register.
Register now for the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums' Annual Meeting, Friday November 9, 2012, Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake MN.