Do History Here
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, will host an exclusive display of a large Charles Kapsner military mural. The mural is part of the Veterans Educational Historic Project, sponsored by the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Association, and will be on view May 15-19, 2014 at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. Call 218-733-7500 for more information.
Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable meets Thursday May 15, 2014, 7 p.m., Faribault Senior Center, Faribault MN. Guest speaker Brandon Peeters will speak on the Battle of Shiloh. Contact Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, announces their annual Cox House Plant Sale, Saturday May 17, 2014, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E. St. Julien Cox House. Contact NCHS, 507-934-2160, for more informtion.
Hamline Midway History Corps, St. Paul MN, meets Saturday May 17, 2014, 2-4 p.m., Ginkgo Coffeehouse.
Vintage Base Ball Begins
The St. Croix Base Ball Club (Washington County Historical Society), Stillwater MN, will take on the Afton Red Socks (Afton Historical Society), Afton MN, Sunday May 18, 2014, 2 p.m., Pettit Park, Lake St. Croix Beach MN. Call 651-439-5956 for more information.
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts Urban Expedition: Journey to Brazil, Sunday May 18, 2014, 1-3 p.m. Call 651-292-3063 for more information.
Baseball Talk and Book Signing
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, welcomes Stew Thornley, Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves official scorer and author of more than 40 books, who will read from his new book "Minnesota Twins Baseball: Hardball History on the Prairie," Tuesday May 20, 2014, 6-7:30 p.m. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
National Guard Talk
Minnesota Air National Guard Colonel Loren Hubert will present "From the Militia to the National Guard: 377 Years in Defense of our Nation," Wednesday May 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Golden Vally City Council Chambers.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces the opening of "Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation," Thursday May 22, 2014, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, announces a program and battlefield tour at Fort Ridgely, Fairfax MN, "Causes of the U.S.-Dakota War and Battlefield Tour," May 24, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts their first Rhubarb Festival, Saturday May 24, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Family History Program
Sherburne History Center, Becker MN, invites the public to a program on family history research, led by Executive Director Mike Brubaker, Saturday May 24, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 763-261-4433 or 763-262-4433 (metro) for more information.
Harkin Store, New Ulm MN, announces "Music for all Ages," Sunday May 25, 2014, 1-4 p.m. Musician Bill Cagley leads the program. Call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, hosts Fred Budde, who will speak on the evolution of baseball gloves, 1890-1990, Tuesday May 27, 2014, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts JoAnn Magnuson, who will lecture on "Escaping Europe Only to Arrive in Minnesota," a discussion of Jewish-Christian relations, Thursday May 29, 2014, 7 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Carver County Historical Society, Waconia MN, announces that they will host the traveling children's literacy exhibit "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites" June 7-September 20, 2014.