Cokato Museum, Cokato MN, announces the opening of "That Kind of Itches ...: Outerwear and Otherwear Worn During the Winter Months. Open now through January 31, 2013. Call the Cokato Museum, 320-286-2427, for more information.
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, opens the new exhibit "Prairie Island and the Nuclear Generating Plant," Saturday December 1, 2012 with a free open house, 1-4 p.m. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.
Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, offers horse-drawn wagon rides and hot chocolate tours of the Ames-Florida-Stork House, Saturday December 1, 2012, 1-4 p.m. as part of the Crow River Christmas festivities. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, announces that their new exhibit "Memories in Miniature," opens Sunday December 2, 2012.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, announces their Annual Meeting and Christmas Party, Sunday December 2, 2012, 1 p.m., Cloquet VFW. Marci Moreland, Carlton County Assessor will give a presentation about the June 2012 flood in Carlton County. Free and open to the public. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, presents their annual KringleFest celebration, Sunday December 2, 2012, 1-3 p.m. Santa Claus will make a special appearance, so parents, bring your cameras! Children's activities, fun for the whole family. Cost: $5/adults; $2/children. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Bag Lunch Program
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, holds the next noontime bag lunch program on Wednesday December 5, 2012, in conjunction with the traveling exhibit "Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations." The topic will be the economic survival of Ojibwe people and the effects of treaties on contemporary economic systems. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, invites the public to their final week of events associated with the Smithsonian's "The Way We Worked" exhibit, December 3-7, 2012. The exhibit closes December 7.
Join Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, for "Christmas in the County," Saturday December 8, 2012, 3-7 p.m. Stop by Friday December 7 from 4-6 p.m. for the Pre-Sale Bake Sale. Contact MCHS, 507-437-6082, for more information.
Winter Fun Day
Join Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, for Winter Fun Day at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Saturday December 8, 2012, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy Christmas decorations, outdoor and indoor activities, and food. Call 651-748-9009 for more information.
Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, offers a Family Open House, Saturday December 8, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Ames-Florida-Stork House. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.
Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, offers a Formal Adult Event, Sunday December 9, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Refreshments and entertainment. Tickets: $10. Call 763-477-5383 for more information or for reservations.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, invites the public to the "Yuletide Winter Solstice" - A Leif Erikson Viking Ship Fundraiser, Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5-8 p.m. in the Depot's Great Hall. Call 218-591-2577 for more information.
Documentary Film Screening
Come to Wallenburg Auditorium on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN, Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8 p.m. for the documentary film "Dakota 38." Free and open to the public. In conjunction with the Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibit "Hena Unkiksuyapi: In Commemoration of the Dakota Mass Execution of 1862," which will run December 17, 2012 to February 8, 2013. Contact Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Family Christmas Tea
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, will hold a Family Christmas Tea, Saturday December 15, 2012, 1:30-3 p.m. Make a gingerbread house to take home. Fee: $8 for supplies. Limited space available; contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for reservations.