Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, announces that due to construction at KCHS, the traveling exhibit "Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862" has been moved to the Willmar Public Library, December 11-21, 2012.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces that the historic R.D. Hubbard House will be open December 15-16, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $5; free for BECHS members. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, announces that they will host the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "The Way We Worked," December 15,2012 through January 26, 2013 at the History Center. Join them for an opening reception December 17, 2012, 5-7 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Book Sale and Signing
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, invites the public to the Warden's House for a sale and signing of locally published books, Saturday December 15, 2012, 1-5 p.m. Among many offerings, Hank Sampson's Heritage Series on CD will be available. Call 651-439-5956 for more information.
Art Walk Program
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts T. Carter, artist of the "Dakota 38 Quilted Dance Shawl," Thursday December 20, 2012, 5-7 p.m. This program is in association with the "Discover the Dakota Culture & Heritage" series. Contact Shelley Harrison, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Tweeting the Civil War
Follow Minnesotans as they tweet about their experiences during the Civil War in real-time, 150 years later. The reenactment begins on January 1, 2013.
Bring your wheel and wool Saturday January 26, 2012, 1-4 p.m. to the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, for an afternoon celebrating the ancient art of spinning. The Spin-In is open to all who want to learn more about the ancient art of turning fiber into yarn. FREE and open to the public! Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Fireside Chat: Sisters in Crime
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, hosts members of the local mystery writers' group "Sisters in Crime"Saturday January 26, 2012, 2 p.m. to discuss getting started, doing research, dealing with writer's block, group critique, revising a manuscript, and the journey to publication. Call 612-870-1329 for more information.