New Ulm Public Library hosts independent historian Sheila Wingate, who will discuss her book "Courtland, The Early Years 1855-1910," Thursday February 28, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul MN, hosts "New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota 1825-1925," an exhibit developed by the Sons of Norway, St. Paul Lodge. Opening reception February 28, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free.
Northfield Historical Society hosting Johnny Cash tribute band at the Grand Event Center Saturday, March 2, 2013. There will a be beer and wine tasting featuring a wide variety of Minnesota craft beers and wines, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with various goods and services from local businesses.
Hjemkomst Film Short
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, invites the public to a celebration of unique achievement. On Tuesday March 5, 2013 at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo ND, an eleven-minute documentary short about the 30th anniversary of the sailing of the Hjemkomst Viking ship premieres. For more information on "The Hjemkomst: Thirty Years Later," call 218-299-5511.
Join Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, for their 78th Annual Meeting, March 5, 2013, 7 p.m. Short business meeting followed by presentation by D. Stephen Elliott, director of Minnesota Historical Society. Members only. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Homer Ridge Cemetery
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Frank Tainter, who will discuss the efforts of a local group to preserve the Pioneer Cemetery of Homer Ridge, March 6, 2013, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, invites the public to their "Dig History" kickoff campaign meeting, Thursday March 7, 2013, 5-7 p.m., El Parral Ballrom. Free. Find your personal connection to history through genealogy, attending lectures, volunteering, or another medium. Contact MCHS, 507-437-6082, for more information.
Women of Winona
Winona Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its branch meeting at Winona County History Center, Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7 p.m. WCHS assistant director Jennifer Weaver will speak on the early women of Winona. Contact Susan Cooper, branch president, for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts a talk by Executive Director Mark Peterson on the 100-year history of the Buffalo Nickel and the life of its designer, Winona native James Earle Fraser, March 13, 2013, 12:05 p.m. Gail Griffin will also speak on the impact of buffalo on American culture. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Irish Music History
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts performer Eileen Ivers, who will speak on Irish music and the fiddle, March 16, 2 p.m. Call 507-545-2723 for more information.
Coffee and Conversation
Join Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, as they welcome local historian and author Bill Morgan for a conversation about his book "Earth, Wood, Stone Volume II," Saturday March 16, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings and Dakota County Historical Society announce the next Authors' Sunday on March 17, 2013, 1 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. Featured authors will be Charlie Johnson and Patrick Mader. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Polish Egg Decorating
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, offers Polish egg decorating workshop, March 19, 2013, 6 p.m. For adults and children over 8 years old; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $8/WCHS members; $10/nonmembers. Call 507-454-2723 to register.
Easter Kids' Kraft
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts an Easter-themed Kids' Kraft Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:30 a.m. Listen to a reading of "Peter Cottontail" by Amanda Stephens, decorate an Easter basket, and hunt for Easter eggs in the Stans garden. Free, but reservations required. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information or to RSVP.
The 11th Annual Inns of the Valley Chocolate March takes place March 3, 10, and 24, 2013. Visit Inns of the Scenic St. Croix Valley while sampling various chocolates. Also take in historic site tours of Folsom House, Taylors Falls MN; The Afton Historical Museum, Afton MN; and LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. Visit the website or call 651-998-0185 for more information.
New Exhibit in Cloquet
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, announces the opening of a new exhibit "Before Cell Phones," now through June 2013. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.