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New Exhibit Open
Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, announces a new exhibit about Dorothy Molter, open now at the Forest Service History Center, Ely. Call 218-365-4451 for more information.
Civil War Talk
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, hosts Michael Ritchie, who will speak on "Civil War Small Arms," Thursday May 1, 2014, 7 p.m. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Teen Tinker Lab
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts Teen Tinker Lab for kids ages 10 and up, Saturday May 3, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The objective for this lab will be to building the most useless machine ever. Contact Mai Vang, 218-254-1238, for more information.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, hosts a program on Prohibition, rum runner, and temperance, Saturday May 3, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Girls' Spring Tea
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, will host a Girls' Spring Tea, Saturday May 3, 2014, 1:30-3 p.m. Cost $8/person. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, invites the public to Authors' Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1 p.m. Featured authors will be Michael Resman and Heidi Langenfeld. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, will hold an Open House, Sunday May 4, 2014, noon-3 p.m. Call 651-900-3539 for more information.
Origin of Food
Dakota City Heritage Village, Farmington MN, and co-sponsor Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul, MN, present "The Origin of Food--Early Farming in Dakota County, 1860-1920s," Sunday May 4, 2014, 1-4 p.m., Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington. Call 651-460-8050 for more information.
Pan Asian Festival
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, invites the public to the Fifth Annual Pan Asian Festival, Sunday May 4, 2014, 4 p.m. Free.
Sami Exhibit Opening
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, in partnership with the Sami Cultural Center of North America, announces the opening of a new exhibit on Sami reindeer herders, May 5, 2014. Call Mai Vang, 218-254-7959, for more information.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, will hold their popular Ghosts of Anoka walking tours this spring, May 8, 10, 22, and 24, 2014. Advance registration required. Call 763-421-0600 for more information or to register.
Mother's Day Program
Harkin Store, New Ulm MN, will be open for a special Mother's Day program, Sunday May 11, 2014, 1-4 p.m. Call Harkin Store, 507-354-8666, or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, hosts Millie Goodermont, who will speak on the Miss Minnesota pageants held at Excelsior Amusement Park, 1941-1953; Monday May 12, 2014, 7 p.m., Jake O'Connor's. Call 952-221-4766 for more information.
Edina Library (Hennepin County Library system), Edina MN, hosts author Joe Bissen, who will speak about his new book, "Fore! Gone. Minnesota's Lost Golf Courses 1897-1999," Monday May 12, 2014, 7-8 p.m.
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet Tuesday May 13, 2014, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. Joan Mathison will discuss the "LeDucs in St. Paul" walking tour. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, announces the next Breakfast Club, "Yorkville Twins," about Minnesota teachers Joseph and John Gindele. They will present their new book at the museum, Wednesday May 14, 2014, 9 a.m. Contact Debi Pack, 320-253-8424, for more information.
Meet the Author
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts Mary Lou Judd Carpenter, daughter of Minnesota Congressman Walter Judd, who will speak about her parents and read from her mother's letters, Wednesday May 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Call 651-724-6130 for more information.
Archaeology Lunch Talk
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents "Lunch with the History People," Thursday May 15, 2014, noon-1 p.m. Stephen Mulholland will present "Archaeology in St. Louis County: 30 Plus Years of Exploration and Adventure." Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Armed Forces Day Concert
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, will host musicians Angie Senger, Joe Chock, and Doyle Peck for an Armed Forces Day Concert to honor past and present military, May 17, 2014, 6 p.m. Purchase tickets online or at the ICHS History Center. Call 763-689-4229 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Mary Bakeman, who will speak about recovery in the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Sunday May 18, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Historic Pond House. Call 952-563-8674 for more information.
Vietnam Veteran Talk
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts Darryl LeMire, Vietnam veteran, who will speak about his wartime experiences, Monday May 19, 2014, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, will conduct a tour of Bloomington Cemetery to discuss missionary and Dakota families, Monday May 26, 2014, 2 p.m.; meet at the cemetery. Free. Call 952-563-8674 for more information.
Wright County Historical Society presents, "The Evolution of Baseball Gloves: A Hands-on Presentation with Fred Budde" Tuesday May 27, 2014, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 763-682-7323 for more information and to RSVP.
Spring Luncheon Lecture
Waseca County Historical Society, Waseca MN, presents the final Spring Luncheon-Lecture Series with Dong Lodermeier, author of "Minnesota Duck Decoys," May 29, 2014, noon-1 p.m. Call 507-835-7700 for reservations.
LeDuc Field Trip
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will tour the Minnesota History Center archives and Upper and Lower Landings to learn more about William LeDuc in St. Paul, Saturday May 31, 2014, 10 a.m. Call Heidi Langenfeld, 651-208-6665, to reserve a spot.