Mississippi River Talk
Winona County Historical Society hosts Kenny Salwey, the Last River Rat, on Thursday November 19, 7 p.m. Come hear stories about the colorful characters who once populated the Upper Mississippi River Valley swamps and floodplain forests. Free. Contact Winona County Historical Society, 507-454-2723, for more information.
Roaring 20s Gala
Join Northfield Historical Society at the Northfield Golf and Country Club on Saturday November 21, 2009 for the Roaring 20s Annual Auction Gala and Speakeasy. Doors open 6 p.m. Silent and live auctions, Roaring 20s costume contest. Tickets $30. Contact Hayes Scriven, 507-645-9268, for more information.
Hamline-Midway History Corps Meeting
Join Hamline-Midway History Corps for their monthly Sharing Meeting on Saturday November 21, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ginkgo Coffeehouse, 719 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul.
Civil War Christmas
Join Coon Rapids Historical and Arts Commission and Anoka County Historical Society on Saturday December 5, 2009 for a Civil War Christmas event. Held at Coon Rapids City Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. Contact Anoka County Historical Society, 763-421-0600 for more information.
Open House/Tribute to Veterans
Brooklyn Historical Society hosts an Open House/Tribute to Veterans at their new headquarters in the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600-85th Avenue North. Join them on Sunday December 6, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a ceremony and refreshments. Contact Linda Eriksson, 612-851-7916 for more information.
Children's Story Time
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society invites you to the Fillebrown House for Children's Story Time on Tuesday December 8, 2009 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Local actors will read holiday poems and stories. Children welcome to wear pajamas; refreshments served. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
Victorian Holiday Dinner
Make your reservations now for a four-course Victorian Holiday Dinner at the Historic LeDuc Estate, Hastings, on Sunday December 13, 2009. Enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment, 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and must be reserved in advance. Contact Historic LeDuc Estate at 651-437-7055.
Folkways of the Holidays
The Landing--Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee, announces the 37th Annual Folkways of the Holidays event. Festivities take place weekends in December. Admission: $8.50 adults, $7 ages 2-11 and seniors, free for children under age 2. Contact Tom Knisely, 763-694-7617 for more information.
German Christmas Teas
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee, hosts German teas at the Historic 1908 Stans House in December. Adult tea is Thursday December 10, 2009 6:30 to 8 p.m. Girls' Teas held on Saturday December 12, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Thursday December 17, 2009, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration required; contact Scott County Historical Society, 952-445-0378.
Victorian Holidays at LeDuc Historic Estate
Visit LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings, during the first two weekends in December to celebrate Victorian Holidays. Call 651-437-7055 for large group reservations.