Do History Here
Join modern architecture and design enthusiasts on Thursday June 20, 2013, 6-8 p.m. for the 5th Annual Mod Mixer, presented by Docomomo US/MN and held at findfurnish, Minneapolis. RSVP online.
Big Island Talk
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, invites the public to a talk by local historian and writer Paul Maravelas on the history of Big Island, Thursday June 20, 2013, Southshore Center, Shorewood, 7 p.m. Call 612-516-1958 for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts an exhibit about local and regional studio furniture makers, "The Art of Fine Furniture," opening June 22, 2013, 1-3 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Dakota Language Programs
Dakota Wicohan of the Lower Sioux Indian Community will present two Dakota language programs at New Ulm Public Library, Thursday June 27, 2013; 3 p.m. for children and 6 p.m. for adults. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
War of 1812 Talk
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, invites the public to the next Lunchbox History Series, Thursday June 27, 2013, noon to 1 p.m. Arthur Louis Finnell will discuss his project to document War of 1812 soldiers in Minnesota. Free; bring your lunch. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
New Book Club
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, is starting a new book club to highlight Wright County's authors and literature. The first meeting will be held Friday June 28, 2013, 1:30-3 p.m. Author Christine Husom will discuss her book "Murder in Winnebago County." Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces the annual open house at the 1871 Bergquist Pioneer Log Cabin, June 28-29, 2013, 1-4 p.m. New this year is a historic cooking demonstration with Tracy Harland. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Vintage Base Ball
Join the Mankato Baltics as they host their annual tournament at Erlandson Park, Hilltop Mankato, Saturday June 29, 2013, noon-3 p.m. For more information contact Blue Earth County Historical Society, 507-345-5566.
Boy in Blue Memorial Project and Mankato Area Community Band sponsor "Hallowed Ground: A Musical Tribute to the 1st Minnesota's Heroic Charge at Gettysburg--July 2, 1863," Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Historic Lincoln Park. Call 507-491-4171 for more information.
Ramsey County Library-New Brighton hosts local author Dave Kenney, who will speak about the Minnesota Homefront during World War II, July 11, 2013, 11 a.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, invites the public to view a new Aquatennial exhibit, "Historic Aquatennial--A look at the Aquatennial Collection of Ken Hafften," July 12, 2013 1 p.m. Free admission on opening day. Exhibit closes July 20. Call 612-870-1329 for more information.
Civil War Documentary
Scott County Historical Society and Scott County Library System, Shakopee MN, host a screening of "From Wasioja to Washington," Wednesday July 17, 2013, Jordan Library, 6:30 p.m. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Friends of Minnesota Barns invites the public to a Two-for-One Coffee Chat, July 21, 2013, 1 p.m., beginning at the Ramsey County Poor Farm barn and continuing at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood MN. Call 612-338-2276 for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts author Bruce A. Kohn, who will discuss his book "Dakota Child, Governor's Daughter: The Life of Helen Hastings Sibley," Sunday July 21, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.
Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, announces that Teen Nights are back for the summer! Join them Thursdays June-August 2013, 5-7 p.m. for food, friends, and activities. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.