Two Military Exhibits
A traveling World War II exhibit, "500 Days," produced by St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, is now on exhibit at the Hibbing Courthouse. A second exhibit about local men who volunteered in the Civil War, "The 18," is also at the courthouse. Free and open during regular courthouse hours. Call 218-262-0201 for more information.
Military Dog Tag Program
Throughout the month of November 2012, Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, invites the public to go to one of the four Burger King locations in the Twin Ports to purchase a dog tag for $1 and then write the name of any veteran on the dog tag. All the dog tags will be on temporary display in the Great Hall of the Depot after the campaign is done in December. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-733-7500, for more information.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, hosts a number of events this week in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "The Way We Worked." Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Anniversary Open House
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, invites the public to their 111th Anniversary Open House Weekend, Friday November 9, 2012, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday November 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts an exhibit opening on Saturday November 10, 2012, 1 p.m. for the Smithsonian Institutions traveling exhibit "Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations." Regular admission: $1; children under 12 and CCHS members free. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces that "Pangea--Cultivate Our Cultures" is back at the Hjemkomst Center on Saturday November 10, 2012 for a look back at the voyageur culture. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Free Admission for Veterans
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, offers free admission to all veterans on Sunday November 11, 2012, noon to 5 p.m. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Friends of LeDuc
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet on Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. After a short business meeting, Richard Darsow will discuss "Old Time Medical Practices, Especially Quackery." Free. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, at the Fillebrown House for some holiday decorating, Saturday November 24, 2012, 9 a.m. to noon. RSVP, 651-407-5327.
Lakeville Area Historical Society, Lakeville MN, will host a program by area historian John Loch of Rosemount at 7 p.m., Wednesday November 28, 2012, at the Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Loch will present "Blind Pigs, Speakeasies, and Moonshine: Prohibition in the Rosemount Area." Free. Call 952-985-4680 for more information.
Pond House Visitor
Jeff Williamson portrays his great-great-grandfather, Thomas Williamson, who is called "The Father of the Dakota Mission." Meet him at the Historic Pond House, Bloomington MN, Sunday December 2, 2012, 2 p.m. call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Stork House Events
Ames-Florida-Stork House, operated by Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, hosts the following events. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.
- Horse-drawn wagon rides and hot chocolate tours of the AFS house, December 1, 2012.
- Medallion hunt in Rockford MN, beginning December 3, 2012
- Family Open House, December 8, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Formal Adult Event, December 9, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Reservations required; $10/ticket.
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, invites the public to the Veterans Remembrance Dinner, Thursday December 6, 2012, 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot). Keynote speaker will be retired Command Sergeant Major John Werner. Tickets: $35; reserve by calling 218-733-7500.
One day only! White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts holiday tours of the Fillebrown House, Saturday December 8, 2012, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Reservations recommended; tickets $5/adults, $3/12 and under; WBLAHS members free. Call 651-407-5327 for more information or for reservations.
Join Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, for Christmas carols and an 1862 sermon from Rev. Gideon Pond, Sunday December 16, 2012, 2-4 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.
Children's Story Time
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts Children's Story Time at the Fillebrown House, December 12 or 13, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $2/person. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.