Gangster Ghost Tour
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts a Gangster Ghost Tour of St. Paul, Thursday October 25, 2012. Tours begin 7 p.m. Reservations required; tickets $5. Call 651-292-3276 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, invites the public to join them for Halloween Historia, Saturday October 27, 2012, noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy a non-scary, fun-filled family Halloween party. Cost: $3. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts the next Movie Matinee, Saturday October 27, 2012, 1 p.m. at the museum. Features include "Itchy Scratchy" and "Little Grey Neck." Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, will be hosting many presentations, programs, and off-site tours in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "The Way We Worked." The first set of presentations will be Tuesday October 30, 2012, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. The first session will highlight the Wright County Sheriff's K-9 Division; the second session will focus on massage therapy. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Heritage Craft Workshops
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, offers Saturday Heritage Craft Workshops starting November 3, 2012 at the Hjemkomst Center. Each workshop teaches a different traditional craft, including German feather trees, floral arranging, rag rug weaving, and more. Registration required; $25/class except for floral arranging, which is free. Call Kelly Wambach, 218-299-5511 x6731 for more information or to register.
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Park MN, hosts Darryl Sannes of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, who will present stories of area soldiers and citizens during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Rogers Library. Call 612-543-6050 for more information.
Dakota Culture Series
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, holds the eleventh event in the "Discover the Dakota" series on Saturday November 3, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon. Join them for the screening of Twin Cities Public Television's film "Dakota War of 1862." Free. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Join Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, at the Historic Pond House to try your hand at making hand-dipped candles, Sunday November 4, 2012, 2-4 p.m. Drop-in program. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Civil War Reading Series
Roseville Library, Roseville MN, presents the final discussions in the Civil War Reading Series, November 7, 14, and 28, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6001 for more information.
New Exhibit Opening
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces the opening of their newest exhibit "What's Up Doc? Medicine in Scott County," Thursday November 15, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a presentation by Susan Hynes, in costume as a huckster. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.
JFK Assassination Talk
Ramsey County Library, New Brighton MN, will host David Jones, who will speak on the "JFK Assassination: The Mystery & Legend," a program on the lingering controversy surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Thursday November 15, 2012, 11 a.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War and Language
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Neil McKay and Joe Bendickson, who will discuss the philosophy of knowing the Dakota language, a historical view of how the language has been affected, and what is being done to create new Dakota speakers, Sunday November 18, 2012, Historic Pond House. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.