Do History Here
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, invites the public to celebrate Independence Day with an indoor concert of patriotic and traditional music, exhibits, and gift shop sale. Open July 4, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free refreshments. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Civil War Medicine
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, hosts historian Ken Martens for a discussion on medical practices during the Civil War, Sunday July 7, 2013, 2 p.m. at the Warden's House Museum. Contact Sean Pallas, 651-439-5956, for more information.
Cokato Historical Society, Cokato MN, announces the opening of their newest display, "From Edison to iPod: Listen to the Music," Tuesday July 9, 2013. Call 320-286-2427 for more information.
Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, hosts author Joel Arnold, who will speak about his book "Ox Cart Angel," July 10, 2013, 7 p.m. Free.
Civil War Roundtable
Hiawatha Valley Civil War Roundtable, Winona MN, hosts historian Matt Hutchinson, who will speak about the experiences of four Union soldiers in "Gettysburg Vignettes," Winona County Historical Society History Center, Thursday July 11, 2013, 7 p.m. Free.
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, presents a talk by Jim Stark, who will discuss "Gettysburg Campaign, the High-Water Mark of the Confederacy," Thursday July 11, 2013, 6 p.m. This is the third talk in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts a Storytelling Event on July 11, 2013, 4 p.m., Entertainment Tent, Winona County Fairgrounds, Saint Charles MN. Share your memories of the Winona County Fair. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Civil War Exhibit
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, invites the public to view their newest exhibit "All for the Union: Anoka County Faces the Civil War," Saturday July 13, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the history center. Free. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites children ages 5-10 to bring their American Girl doll (or other favorite doll) and an adult friend to a tea party at the Cox House, Saturday July 13, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tea and sandwiches will be served. Cost: $15/one child and adult. Attire: Finest tea party clothes. Seating is limited; contact Susan Carlin, 507-382-5162, for more information or to register.
Lundie Home Tour
Schroeder Area Historical Society, Schroeder MN, hosts the 9th Annual Edwin Lundie Vacation Home Tour, July 13, 2013. Tickets: $150/person, includes tour and sit-down dinner. Call 218-663-7706 for more information or to make reservations.
Lost Music Concert
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts the New Pearl Buttons and Friends band, Sunday July 14, 2013, 1 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hastings. Hear historic music the LeDuc family would have listened to, including two original songs written by William LeDuc. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, hosts "Vintage Vehicles and BBQ Day," July 14, 2013, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites the public to visit the Harkin Store, New Ulm MN, for an "Afternoon of Leisure," Sunday July 14, 2013, 1-4 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Soldiers' Aid Society
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, is recreating a Civil War-era Soldiers' Aid Society to benefit modern troops. Bring a food or monetary donation to ACHS at Riverfest or any time before July 15, 2013, and drop it off with the ladies at the Soldiers' Aid Society booth in the History Center. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Ice Cream Social
Minnesota Military Museum, Camp Ripley, Little Falls MN, will host a family-friendly Ice Cream Social and Book Sale, Tuesday July 16, 2013, 5-9 p.m. Call 320-616-6050 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, presents "From Wasioja to Washington," a documentary about Civil War soldiers from Wasioja and Dodge County MN, Tuesday July 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Free, Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Stearns History Center, St. Cloud MN, hosts Bill Morgan, who will facilitate a roundtable discussion of the Great Depression in Stearns County, Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Book Talk and Signing
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts author Biloine (Billie) Young, who will speak about her book "The Dutiful Son: Louis W. Hill, Life in the Shadow of the Empire Builder, James J. Hill," Thursday July 18, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 320-235-1881 for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts Judge John DeSanto, who will present "The Glensheen Murders: Over 36 Years of Mystery & Intrigue," Thursday July 18, 2013, noon to 1 p.m. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Pioneer School Day Camp
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, offers Pioneer School day camp sessions July 22-24 and 29-31, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, for children ages 6-12. Sessions will be held in the Little Red Schoolhouse, the old Gainey School, at the Winona County Fairgrounds, St. Charles MN. Cost: $20/nonmembers; $17/WCHS members. Call 507-454-2723 x0 to register.