History Round Table
Brooklyn Historical Society hosts Donald J. Omodt, Hennepin County's longest-serving sheriff, 1967-1994, to speak on the history of Hennepin County's Sheriff Department. Saturday September 4, 2010, 9 a.m. RSVP to Diane, 763-560-8893, by noon on Friday September 3.
Motley Area Gathering
Join Motley Area Historical Society for "The Gathering" at the fairgrounds on Saturday September 4, 2010. A day of activities and exhibits for the whole family.
West Arrives in West Newton
Come to the Harkin Store on Sunday September 5, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a Wild West afternoon. Storytelling and music about Frank and Jesse James. Harkin Store will also be open Labor Day, Monday September 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Friends of LeDuc Meeting
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings meet on Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7 p.m. at LeDuc Historic Estate for a brief business meeting. Afterwards, Heidi Langenfeld will speak on the life of Ignatius Donnelly, an early leader in Nininger Township. Contact LeDuc Historic Estate with questions, 651-437-7055.
Members Only Open House
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is holding an open house at the historic Hewson House, Minneapolis, on September 9, 2010, 5 to 7 p.m. Whittier residents, businesses, property owners, and PAM members are invited to see firsthand the pre-restoration condition of this 1905 home, one of PAM's 2010 Most Endangered Historic Places. Call 651-293-9047 for information.
Civil War Weekend
LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings hosts "Prelude to War - Civil War Weekend" on September 11-12, 2010, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many activities for all ages. Admission includes a tour of LeDuc House. Contact LeDuc Historic Estate with questions, 651-437-7055.
Lakes and Legends
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society on Monday September 13, 2010, 6 to 7 p.m. for an evening of local lore. Which stories are true and which are myth? Free, donations welcome. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County welcomes Telge Glima to the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday September 15, 2010 for performances at 4 and 6 p.m. Telge Glima instructs the public in old Nordic games and sports. Call Tim Jorgensen, 218-299-5511 x6737, for more information.
Join Minnesota Association of Museums for their September Sampler at the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery on Friday September 17, 2010, 3-5 p.m. Tour a unique inner city cemetery, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Free. Afterwards, adjourn to Global Market for refreshments and a discussion on advocating for historic cemeteries. RSVP on the MAM website.
Stearns History Museum offers a bus tour to the Minnesota History Center to see "Chocolate: The Exhibition" and tour Regina's Fine Chocolates. Tuesday October 5, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.