Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts "Art from Above: A Quilt and Fiber Art Exhibit," November 23, 2012 through February 28, 2013. Admission: $5; members free. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Minnesota Historical Society opens a new exhibit "Then Now Wow" at the History Center, St. Paul, MN, Friday November 23, 2012.
NPR Listening Party
KMSU Radio and Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invite anyone interested in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 to come to a free listening event Sunday November 25, 2012 on the campus of MSU-Mankato; doors open 12:30 p.m., program begins at 1 p.m. Mankato native John Biewen will be the featured audio documentarian on NPR's "This American Life." Seating is limited; RSVP to James Gullickson or call 507-389-5678.
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, or a gold dog tag for $5, 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 several events related to law enforcement throughout the week of November 26, 2012. These programs coincide with the Smithsonian traveling exhibit "The Way We Worked." Contact Sally Stevens, 763-682-7323, for more information.
Bag Lunch Program
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, announces the next Noontime Bag Lunch program, Wednesday November 28, 2012. The talk will be on traditional Ojibwe governance and complements the "Why Treaties Matter" traveling exhibit. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Book Talk and Signing
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Wayne Jorgenson, author of "Every Man Did His Duty: Pictures & Stories of The Men of the First Minnesota," November 29, 2012, 7 p.m. at the History Center. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Discussion
Local historian and author Bryce Stenzel will release his newest playbook "...We Cannot Escape History..." Abraham Lincoln's Trials by Fire," at a special book release event, Saturday December 1, 2012, Blue Earth County Heritage Center, Mankato MN, 1-4 p.m. For more information visit the Boy in Blue Memorial Project or call 507-345-5566.
Traveling Exhibit Opening
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, will host the traveling exhibit "Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862," December 1-31, 2012. Free and open to the public. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Victorian Style Christmas
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts "Christmas at the Hubbard House 2012," December 1, 2012 from 3-7 p.m. and December 2, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
LeDuc Victorian Holidays
Enjoy the magic of the season at LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, on December 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2012. Guided tours of the Gothic Revival mansion will be available. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Candlelight House Tour
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, announces their annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour, Sunday December 2, 2012, 3-8 p.m. Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels will participate this year as they celebrate the centennial of Saint Mary's University. Tickets: $10/WCHS members; $12/general public. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, presents "History Sundays with Steve Stark," an illustrated history program series for all ages at the Hjemkomst Center. Stark tells stories about people in history while drawing on a 30-foot roll of paper. Programs are on Sundays, 1 p.m., December through February, beginning Sunday December 2, 2012. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts a four-course Victorian dinner Sunday December 2, 2012, 4 p.m. Cost: $50/DCHS members; $60/nonmembers. Call 651-437-7055 for reservations.
Fingerprints and Footnotes Club
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces their next Fingerprints and Footnotes Club program, "The Dakota Uprising: A Pictorial History," by Curtis Dahlin, Tuesday December 4, 2012 6 p.m. Contact BECHS, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Veterans Remembrance Dinner
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, invites the public to the Veterans Remembrance Dinner, Thursday December 6, 2012, 5 p.m., Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. This event honors our local Global War on Terror Veterans. Keynote speaker: retired Command Sergeant Major John Werner. Tickets: $35; reserve by calling 218-733-7500.