Do History Here
Join Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, for a weekend celebrating 110 years of tradition, November 8-9, 2013. Free admission, refreshments, door prizes. Author Julie Schrader will speak on "Christmas in the Deep Valley," Saturday November 9, 2 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts will hold a one-day symposium, "Mobility, Change & Exchange in African Art," November 9, 2013, 8:30-4 p.m. Celebrate the re-opening of the MIA's African Galleries that evening, 4-6 p.m. RSVP to DiAnne Pappas, 612-870-3011.
St. Martin's Day
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, invites the public to celebrate German traditions for St. Martin's Day, Sunday November 10, 2013, 4-6 p.m. Free, but please bring donations for Joseph's Coat.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, announces a new series, "Tapping History: Pints and Reflections on Lake Minnetonka's Past," meeting the second Monday of each month at Jake O'Connor's, Excelsior MN. Author Fred Johnson will speak on his book "The Big Water: Lake Minnetonka and its Place in Minnesota History," November 11, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 612-805-2397 for more information.
In Their Own Words Veterans Museum, Perham MN, is hosting a Veterans Day event Monday November 11, 2013, 11 a.m. Free meals for veterans and their families, museum tours, and drawings. Call 218-346-7678 for more information.
Friends of LeDuc to Meet
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings meets Tuesday November 12, 2013, 7 p.m. at LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Laura Becker-Pallister, who will speak about her plan to create a "Museum for the Fallen," to honor the service and sacrifice of Minnesota's military, Wednesday November 13, 2013, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts Ambrosia Trio, a trio of ladies singing songs from the 1930s and 1940s, Wednesday November 13, 2013, noon. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, will hold their annual gala "History Unmasked: a 1960s Masquerade to Benefit HHM," November 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Cathy Wurzer hosts. Tickets: $55/members; $65/nonmembers. Call 612-870-1329 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public to stop by Kingsway Retirement Center, Belle Plaine MN, to participate in a community museum exhibit, Saturday November 16, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Bring an object related to the theme "Things I Cherish," write a label explaining your object, and view others' contributions. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Pond House Visit
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Jeff Williamson, who will portray his great-grandfather John P. Williamson, a missionary to the Dakota shortly before the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Sunday November 17, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.
World War II Talk
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, hosts Sara Markoe Hanson of White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, who will discuss the World War II homefront in White Bear Lake, Monday November 18, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Genealogy Facts & Fun
St. Cloud Area Genealogists meet Tuesday November 19, 2013, 7 p.m. at the Stearns History Museum. SCAG board members will 'tell-all' and speak about their genealogy-related experiences. Contact Dan Schroeder, 320-685-3629, for more information.
Minneapolis Central Library invites the public to a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Author John D. Cox will lead the discussion. Call 612-543-8000 for more information.
Future of Tractors
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, presents their "Future of Tractors" program focusing on the AGCO Corporation. Jay Mulso from AGCO, Jackson MN, will give two presentations, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday November 19, 2013, at the historical society. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Harvest Kids' Kraft
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts a harvest-themed Kids' Kraft, Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free, but call 952-445-0378 to register.
Ramsey and Dakota Bounty
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Colette Routel, Associate Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, who will speak on the creation of the Minnesota bounty system in 1863 and the court case that finally ended it; Sunday December 1, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.
Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, Falcon Heights MN, invites the public to celebrate an 1800s Minnesota Christmas, Saturday December 7, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations required; call 651-646-8629. Tickets: $10/adults, $9/seniors, $7/children. Operated by Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul MN.
Comstock House, Moorhead MN, will host "Holiday Tours and Treats," Sunday December 8, 2013, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $5/person; children 5 and under are free. Contact Amanda Nordick, 218-291-4211, for more information.