Do History Here
New Ulm Public Library and Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm MN, welcome Guy Gibbon, professor emeritus of anthropology, University of Minnesota, for a presentation related to his book "Archaeology of Minnesota," Thursday April 25, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces a watercolor class held by local artist Sue Melchior in conjunction with the "Paintings by Sue Melchior" exhibit, Thursday April 25, 2013, 7-8 p.m. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, to register.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts "Dakota Kinship, Values, and the U.S.-Dakota War," April 27, 2013, 2-4 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites the public to the screening of "Camelina: Seed to Oil," a short documentary from Minnesota filmmaker Lucas Bryce, April 27, 2013, 7 p.m.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites the public to the screening of "Brother Towns," Thursday May 2, 2013, 7 p.m. at the Treaty Site History Center. Contact NCHS, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Join Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, in kicking off the 2013 summer season with a 5K Run/Walk from Hay Lake School Museum, May 4, 2013, 9 a.m. Pre-race registration: $15; day-of registration: $20. Register online or call David Sandager, 651-433-4014.
Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library, hosts local author and historian Stephen Chicoine, who will give a talk on Henry Mack, a Civil War veteran who lived to the age of 108; Saturday May 4, 2013, 1-2 p.m. Call 612-543-8203 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, invites the public on a walking tour of historic Front Street, Mankato, May 7, 2013, 6 p.m. Meet at City Center Hotel Pedestrian Mall. Contact Shelley Harrison, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, hosts author Steve Grineski, who will talk about his latest book, "We Were Pretty Darn Good: A Story of Rural Education in America," Hjemkomst Center, May 7, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Ghosts of Anoka
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, announces that the popular "Ghosts of Anoka" tours are back for the season, Thursday May 9 and 23; and Saturday May 11 and 25, 2013. Additional tours held first and third Thursdays and Saturdays each month through October. Call 763-421-0600 for reservations.
Depot Preservation Alliance, Baudette MN, announces the opening of a new exhibit, "If These Bricks Could Talk," in conjunction with the opening of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit "The Way We Worked," Baudette Depot, Saturday May 11, 2013. Contact DPA, 218-600-0735, for more information.
Lunch with the History People
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts author Tony Dierckins, who will speak on "Duluth's Lost Grand Old Stage Theaters," Thursday May 16, 2013, noon-1 p.m., Ruth Maney Room, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
History of Your House
Ramsey County Library-Roseville hosts Tracey Baker, who will show you how to use public records and library resources to learn the history of your own house, Thursday May 16, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
To help celebrate Minnesota River History Weekend, PlaceBase Productions and performers from the Upper Minnesota River Valley will stage a Paddling Theater Production, May 18, 2013. More information available on Clean Up the River Environment's website.
Afternoon with Agnes
Join the Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, for an afternoon in May 1880 with Agnes Hopkins Pond (portrayed by Sheila Strobel Smith), who will discuss her life story as a missionary, Sunday May 19, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 952-484-0477 for more information.
Dred Scott Program
U.S. District Court-District of Minnesota, Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Bloomington Human Rights Commission, and Bloomington Parks and Recreation invite the public to "Legacy of Courage and Freedom: Dred and Harriet Scott," Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Bloomington Civic Plaza. Call 952-563-4948 for more information or to make reservations.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public (21+) to the opening of a new exhibit "Outside the Law" with Casino Night at the Museum, Thursday May 23, 2013, 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets available at the historical society or online. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.