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Minnesota Veteran Exhibit
Minnesota Military Museum, Camp Ripley MN, is proud to honor Minnesota Veteran Norm Arvidson as the June 2014 featured Veteran of the Month. Come to Little Falls MN to view the entire exhibit on Captain Arvidson. Call 320-616-6050 for more information.
Holocaust Survivor Talk
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts Dora Eiger Zaidenweber, who will speak on her book "Sky Tinged Red" and her family's experiences in Bergen-Belsen and Birkenau, Thursday June 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Traveling Art Exhibit
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts a traveling art exhibition by several prestigious South Dakota artists. "Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux" opens June 5 and closes August 18, 2014. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Civil War Talk
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, hosts Jim Stark, who will discuss the American Civil War's 1864 Battle of the Wilderness, in his presentation "Grant Goes East and Meets Lee on the Battlefield," Thursday June 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces Story Time with the Hubbard Girls, Fridays June 6-August 29, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Katherine and Mary Esther Hubbard will join children on the Hubbard House lawn for stories, games, crafts, and more. Free. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Free Admission on D-Day
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces that they will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day by offering free admission to all veterans to come and enjoy the exhibits, Friday June 6, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Victorian Lawn Party
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, invites the public to a Victorian Lawn Party at the R.D. Hubbard House, Saturday June 7, 2014, 1-4 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Walking and Biking Tours
Preserve Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN, offers their popular Walking and Biking Tours, June 7-September 21, 2014. Most tours are $8/person. Pre-register online.
Ox Cart Trail Events
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, features several events this summer highlighting ox cart trails and trade in the Red River Valley, beginning with the "Red River Entrepreneur, Antoine Blanc Gingras" exhibit, June 7-July 30, 2014. More events listed online. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, announces the opening of their newest North Gallery exhibit, photographs from Israel by Jane Strauss. The exhibit runs June 8-29, 2014.
Community Band Concert
Danube Historical Society, Danube MN, presents the Montevideo Community Band, Tuesday June 10, 2014, 7 p.m., Danube Depot Bandstand.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, invites the public to a Breakfast Club presentation by Executive Director Tim Hoheisel, who will speak on tobacco farming in Minnesota, Wednesday June 11, 2014, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Unique Music Program
Minnesota Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls MN, hosts Lauren Pelon, who will perform on approximately 20 ancient and modern musical instruments, Thursday June 12, 2014, 7 p.m. Call 507-768-3522 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, welcomes author Mike Eckers for a presentation on "Marines in the Pacific," Thursday June 12, 2014, 7 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Swedish Folk Music
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, host musicians Ellinor Fritz and Leonor Palazzo, who will play 19th century Swedish folk music, Friday June 13, 2014, 7 p.m. Admission: $10 at the door. Call 763-689-4229 for more information.
Germanic Genealogy Society, South St. Paul MN, will offer a program for beginners at the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Saturday June 14, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon; registration begins 8:30 a.m. Cost: $10.
Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central Library, hosts Thoreau scholar Corinne H. Smith, author of "Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey," who will speak on Thoreau's month-long visit to Minnesota in the Spring of 1861, Wednesday June 18, 2014, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 612-543-8200 for more information.
Ramsey and the Dakota Bounty
Pond Dakota Historical Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Colette Routel, Associate Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, who will provide a detailed account of the creation of the Minnesota bounty system in 1863, Sunday June 22, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8674 for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band, who will perform in period costume at the Historic Pond House, Sunday June 22, 2014, 7 p.m. Free. Call 952-563-8674 for more information.
Queer History Walking Tour
Preserve Minneapolis announces a new walking tour, "Queer History: A Tour of Gender and Sexuality in Minneapolis," Sunday June 22, 2014, 10 a.m. Tour guide will be author Stewart Van Cleve. Registration and more information available online.
Traditional Music Program
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, host Brian Miller and Randy Gosa, who will perform "Songs from the Northwoods," Sunday June 29, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The program focuses on traditional songs from the Great Lakes area. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.