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Genealogy for Beginners
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, will hold "Genealogy for Beginners," Thursday June 26, 2014, 6 p.m. Admission: $5/adults. Come find out what genealogical resources are available at BECHS. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts local historian John Gross, who will speak on early entrepreneurialism in Steele County, Thursday June 26, 7 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Northfield History Exhibit
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, opens a new exhibit, "Northfield Wheels: An Automotive History," Thursday June 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Lunchbox History Series
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, hosts Dean Ulland, who will talk about the beginning of World War I in Mower County, Thursday June 26, 2014, noon. Free. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, announces a presentation of "The Red Wing Connection: Finnish Immigration to Minnesota," by independent researcher Greg Isola, Friday June 27, 2014, 7 p.m., Red Wing High School. Admission: $5/adults; children are free. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.
History Mystery Pub Crawl
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, will host the Second Annual History Mystery Pub Crawl, Friday June 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $20/person; $15/NHS members. Call 507-645-9268 for reservations.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts the June Friday Movies at the Museum on Friday June 27, 2014, 1 p.m. This month features two home movies from the museum's collection--a newly-edited 1951 film of Cloquet's 4th of July parade, and a 1930s film of Cloquet's baseball opener. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Vintage Base Ball Festival
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces that the Mankato Baltics will host their annual festival, Saturday June 29, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Erlandson Park, Hilltop Mankato. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
American Flag Presentation
Wadena County Historical Society, Wadena MN, hosts Dale Blanshan, who will present "Follow the Flag," Thursday July 3, 2014, 7 p.m., Wadena Depot. Come learn about the history of the American Flag. Call 218-631-9079 for more information.
Church History Commemoration
Commemorate the first Finnish Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, July 6, 2014, near Moose Lake MN; festivities start at 1 p.m. with the dedication of the memorial stone. Call 651-488-4416 for more information.
One Room School Experience
Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm MN, will offer a One Room School House Experience, Wednesday July 9 or Thursday July 10, 2014, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open to children entering grades 1-6; cost: $10. Deadline for registration: Monday July 7, 2014. Call 507-233-2616 for more information.
Book Club Meeting
Sherburne History Center, Becker MN, announces that the next meeting of the Sherburne History Center Book Club will meet Thursday July 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The July selection is Gail Feichtinger's "Will to Murder," true crime nonfiction book about the 1977 Glensheen murders. Call 763-261-4433 or 763-262-4433 (metro) for more information.
Chippewa County Historical Society, Montevideo MN, will host the 57th Annual Lac qui Parle Mission Sunday on Sunday July 13, 2014. Worship service will be held at 10 a.m., potluck lunch at noon, and afternoon program at 1 p.m. Free. Contact CCHS, 320-269-7636, for more information.
Historic Music Concert
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts New Pearl Buttons, who will perform lost music found in the LeDuc House, plus a newly-found song of William LeDuc's, "I am Coming Home to Thee," Sunday July 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12/DCHS members; $15/general public. Call 651-437-7055 for reservations.
Civil War Program
Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, operated by Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts historian Vickie Wendel, who will discuss "Tastes and Sounds of the Civil War," July 19, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information.
Celebrating John Latsch
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, celebrates John Latsch Week, July 21-26, 2014. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Frontier Fun for Kids
W.W. Mayo House, Le Sueur MN, operated by Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts Frontier Fun Kids Activities, July 25-27, 2014. Call 507-665-3250 for more information.
Kids' Kraft Workshops
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, and Scott County Libraries are teaming up this summer to present free hands-on programs for children and families. Upcoming programs: Make Your Own Ball & Cup Toy, Victorian Silhouettes, and World War II Paper Airplanes and Code-Breaking. Contact Stephanie, 952-445-0378, for more information on dates and locations.