American Indian Artwork
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, will host a new art exhibit opening Thursday October 18, 2012, at the Heritage Center, 5-7 p.m. In association with the "Discover the Dakota Culture & Heritage" series, BECHS is showcasing some amazing American Indian artisans. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, holds their Annual Meeting and Dinner Thursday October 25, 2012, 6-9 p.m. Guest speaker Paul Chapin on "Travel Back Through Time at Bald Eagle Lake." Tickets: $29/members; $34/nonmembers. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.
Untold Stories Tour
Learn about mysteries at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges on the "Untold Stories" tour, Friday October 26, 2012, 6 p.m. Limited tickets available at $20 each. Call Northfield Historical Society, 507-645-9268, to reserve your spot.
Fall Barn Awards Banquet
Friends of Minnesota Barns announces the annual Fall Barn Awards Banquet, Saturday October 27, 2012, 1-3 p.m., Gorman's Restaurant, Lake Elmo MN. Coffee will be available; lunch choices under $10. Call 612-338-2276 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts Kids Kraft, Saturday October 27, 2012, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Listen to a reading of "Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin" by Mary Serfozo, then paint-decorate gourds and small pumpkins to take home. Free, but reservations required. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Daughters of the American Revolution invites northeast metro area women to their informational session, Saturday October 27, 2012, 2 p.m., Shoreview Library.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, promises new twists on old themes when Harvest Haunting returns, Saturday October 27, 2012, 5-9 p.m. Cost: $7/person. This is a family-friendly event. Call 651-437-7055 for more information or to reserve a Cellar Tour.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts a Discovery Walk through Union Cemetery, Saturday October 27, 2012, 10 a.m. Cost: $15/person; $12/WBLAHS members. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.
Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) announces its Fall Tour "Behind the Scenes at the Grain Exchange and Beyond," Saturday October 27, 2012, 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $25/MNSAH members; $30/nonmembers; $15/students. Includes lunch. Deadline for registration: Monday October 22, 2012.
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, hosts "The Way We Worked," a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, on view October 27-December 7, 2012. WCHS is one of five Minnesota communities to host this exhibit. Join them at the free Grand Opening Event, Saturday October 27, 2012, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, will hold their 8th annual Cemetery Stories, Saturday October 27, 2012, 3:40-8 p.m. at the historic Northfield Cemetery. Call 507-645-9268 for more information or to reserve a tour and time.
Then & Now
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society at Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake for a talk on "Then & Now: Downtown White Bear Part 1," Monday October 29, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Free. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls MN, holds their 85th annual meeting/dinner, Thursday November 1, 2012, Legacy Hall, MState Fergus Falls campus. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., program to follow. Scholar, author, and performer Clay Jenkinson will be the speaker. Tickets: $25/members; $30/nonmembers. Call 218-736-6038 for more information or to make reservations.
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, invites its members and the public to their Annual Meeting, Thursday November 1, 2012, 6 p.m., Hormel Historic Home. Business meeting will be followed by a presentation by Nancy Vaillancourt on the history of the Ku Klux Klan in southern Minnesota. Cost: $15/person, includes catered meal. RSVP by October 24 to MCHS, 507-437-6082.
New Kids' Program
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, invites 5-10 year olds to the new Kids Discovery! program designed to inspire, create, and ignite a love of learning. Adult supervision required. This session: papier mache imagination time, Saturday November 3, 2012, 1-2 p.m. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.
Author Talk and Book Signing
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts local author Tom Melchior, who will speak on his experiences while gathering oral history interviews and writing "Never Forgotten: Stories by Scott County World War II Veterans," Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, offers a talk on "Growing up in South Maplewood in the 1950s and the 1960s," Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7 p.m., Ramsey County Library-Maplewood.