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Quebecois Heritage Celebrated
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts De Temps Antan, a musical group celebrating Quebecois heritage and the history of French settlement, Friday March 14, 2014, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
History Corps Meeting
Hamline Midway History Corps meets Saturday March 15, 2014, 2-4 p.m. at Ginkgo Coffeehouse, St. Paul MN.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts Arna Rennan, who will present a program on "Music of the Immigrants," Saturday March 15, 2014, 11 a.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
The Dakota Diaspora
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to a lecture by John Isch, who will speak on the dispersion of the Dakota people after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and their return to Minnesota, Sunday March 16, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 952-484-0477 for more information.
Cokato Museum & Historical Society, Cokato MN, invites the public to an Open House, Sunday March 16, 2014, 1-4 p.m. to celebrate the 136th birthday of the Village of Cokato. Call 320-286-2427 for more information.
Civil War Talk
Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table hosts independent historian Dale Blanshan, who will present "Mathew Brady: America's First Photojournalist," Tuesday March 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m., New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm MN. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts author Joel Arnold, who will speak on his book "Ox Cart Angel," Thursday March 20, 2014, 7-8 p.m. Free with paid museum admission. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm MN, hosts Dr. Gary Clayton Anderson, who will speak on his new book, "Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime That Should Haunt America," Thursday March 20, 2014, 6 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet Thursday March 20, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Faribault Senior Center, Faribault MN. Featured speaker will be M. Stoney Stonecipher on "The Campaign of 1864: Grant vs. Lee in Virginia." Contact Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, for more information.
Waseca County Historical Society, Waseca MN, hosts author Jim Jensen, who will speak on his book "Threads of Evidence," March 20, 2014. Call 507-835-7700; paid reservations due March 18.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, hosts Audrey Tack, who will speak on Finnish genealogy, Thursday March 20, 2014, 1:30-3 p.m. Call 763-682-7323 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Friends of Minnesota Barns will host Doug Ohman, photographer and author, at their Annual Meeting, Saturday March 22, 2014, 10 a.m. at the Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River MN. Free.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, will host Gopher State Archeological Society artifact show, Saturday March 22, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Gregg, 507-676-1095, or Laura, 507-451-1420, for more information.
Historic Fashion Show
History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester MN, invites the public to a "Historic Fashion Show" and tea, March 23, 2014, 2-4 p.m., Ramada Hotel, Rochester. Cost: $30; call 507-282-9447 to reserve your seat.
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts Sara Markoe Hanson from White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, who will speak on the history of ice hockey in Minnesota, Monday March 24, 2014, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, invites the public to their 92nd Annual Meeting, March 25, 2014, 5 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m.; cost: $35/person. RSVP by Tuesday March 18, 2014, 218-733-7586.
Minnesota Association of Museums will hold their next Sampler at the Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis MN, Thursday April 10, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free for MAM members. Register online.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents "Lunch with the History People," Thursday April 17, 2014, noon-1 p.m. Gina Temple-Rhodes will discuss "Birthing Process: The History of Giving Birth in Duluth." Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Save the Dates
Minnesota Military Museum, Little Falls MN, will honor Minnesota veterans with a Featured Veteran of the Month Exhibit, featuring 8-10 veterans per year. Donald Frederick is the current Featured Veteran. Call 320-616-5060 for more information.
Summer Day Camps
Carver County Historical Society, Waconia MN, offers several History Day Camps this summer:
Childhood Favorites: June 23-27, 2014
Mystery Mayhem: July 7-11, 2014
Genres Galore!: July 21-25, 2014
Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members. All camps run from noon-4 p.m. Space is limited! Call 952-442-4234 for more information or to register.