Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet Thursday February 21, 2013, 7 p.m. at Faribault Senior Center, Faribault MN. Ken Flies will speak on the XVI Corps of the Union Army. Call Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, for more information.
Bishop Whipple Program
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, will host the Venerable Canon Benjamin Scott, February 21, 2013, 6 p.m. He will speak on the role Bishop Henry Whipple played in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, welcomes the public to the opening reception of Terri DeGezelle's art exhibit "Sojourner of Gratitude," February 21, 2013, 5-7 p.m. Call Shelley, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Living Well Lecture
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, partners with St. Francis Regional Medical Center to host a wellness expert who will speak on living well with chronic conditions, February 21, 2013, 7 p.m. at the historical society. Lecture series is in conjunction with the "What's Up Doc: Medicine in Scott County" exhibit. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts an exhibit "Women of Winona's Past," portrait art from local artist Mary Singer, February 21, 2013, 5-7 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Sherburne County Historical Society, Becker MN, will host a celebration of the county's 157th birthday, Saturday February 23, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sherburne History Center. Crafts, games, and cake. Call 763-262-4433 for more information.
Civil War Winter Camp
Anoka County Library, Mississippi Branch, Fridley MN, hosts Civil War Winter Camp, Saturday February 23, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Early Days in Roseville
Ramsey County Library--Roseville, hosts the Roseville Historical Society on Sunday February 24, 2013, 2 p.m., for a talk about the early days in Roseville MN. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Bling & Chocolate Fundraiser
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, hosts the 7th annual Bling & Chocolate event, Sunday February 24, 2013, 2-4 p.m. at the history center. Tickets: $15. Call 651-388-6024 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Northern Slave Discussion
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, and Bloomington Historical Society co-sponsor a presentation by author Walt Bachman on "Northern Slaves: How the U.S. Army Brought Slavery to Minnesota," Sunday February 24, 2013, 2-4 p.m., Creekside Community Center, Bloomington. Contact Human Services, 952-563-4948, for reservations.
White Bear Water Skis
Join the Ramsey County Library--White Bear Lake on Monday February 25, 2013, 6 p.m. for a talk by Dennis Zerwas, Jr. about the history of the White Bear Water Ski Company. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Ramsey County Library--Maplewood hosts author Chris Niskanen, Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7 p.m. He will speak about Minnesota culture and his book "Minnesota Book of Skills." Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Itasca County Historical Society, Grand Rapids MN, announces the opening of a new exhibit "Ordinary People," featuring four local NHL hockey players, Thursday February 28, 2013, 4 p.m. member preview; 5 p.m. public opening. Call 218-326-6431 for more information.
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, presents "Hops, Grapes & History," a benefit event on Saturday March 2, 2013, Grand Event Center, Northfield. Beer/wine tasting begins 6 p.m. with entertainment at 9 p.m. Tickets: $40/person or $70/couple for the full event; NHS members receive a discount. Call 507-645-9268 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, holds its annual meeting Sunday March 3, 2013, 2 p.m. at the historical society. Julie Schrader and Jessica Potter will present on "Maud Hart Lovelace's Front Street." Contact Penny, 507-345-5566, for more information or to RSVP.
Annual Meeting Rescheduled
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, announces that their annual meeting and the Holden Township exhibit open house, which were postponed due to icy road conditions, will be held Sunday March 3, 2013, 2 p.m. at the history center. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.
Ramsey County Library--Maplewood hosts historian Gary Brueggemann, who will speak on an 1839 Minnesota murder mystery, the Edward Phalen case, Monday March 4, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, hosts author Roger Quam, who wrote "The Teacher," a novel based on a school shooting near Glyndon MN on March 5, 1913. The talk will take place on the 100th anniversary of this event, March 5, 2013, 10 a.m. at the Hjemkomst Center. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Ramsey County Library--Roseville hosts a program by Terry Swanson of Gibbs Farm, "Dakota Women: Keepers of the Village," Thursday March 7, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Civil War Women
Anoka County Library--Northtown, Blaine MN, hosts "Minnesota Women of the Civil War," March 9, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Call 763-712-2322 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces their annual fundraiser, "Surrounded By History: Spotlighting Our Agricultural Heritage," March 15, 2013, 6 p.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Call Penny, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, holds its annual meeting on Sunday March 24, 2013, 1-3 p.m., Majestic Oaks Golf Club, Ham Lake MN. Cost: $20; $17/ACHS members. Reservations required, call 763-421-0600.