Do History Here
Join Minnesota Association of Museums at the Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis MN, Thursday April 10, 2014. Curator Don Luce will discuss "Audubon and the Art of Birds" exhibit. Free for MAM members. Register online.
Dean Urdahl to Speak
Winona County Historical Society and Hiawatha Valley Civil War Round Table, Winona MN, will host Representative Dean Urdahl, who will speak on "Various Plots in the Lincoln Assassination," Thursday April 10, 2014, 7 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 x3 for more information.
New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm MN, hosts Dr. Elden Lawrence, who will introduce his latest book, "Stepping Off the Keel Boat: An Inside Look at the Dakota War of 1862," Saturday April 12, 2014, 10 a.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Snelling Avenue Walk
Hamline-Midway History Corps, St. Paul MN, invites the public to join them for a Snelling Avenue Walk, Saturday April 12, 2014, 10 a.m. Meet at the corner of Snelling and Blair. Contact Steve Bailey with questions.
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts the next Urban Expedition to Senegal, Sunday April 13, 2014. Free. Call 651-292-3063 for more information.
Art Exhibit Opening
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, welcomes the public to the opening reception for Sandy Howe's exhibit "Simplicity," April 17, 2014, 5-7 p.m. Call Shelley at 507-345-5566 for more information.
Spring Luncheon Series
Waseca County Historical Society presents Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle who will speak on her book, "The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota," Thursday April 24, 2014. $12/WCHS members, $16/non-members; Call 507-835-7700 to reserve and for more information.
Historic Pub Crawl
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota hosts an Historic Pub Crawl through the Summit-University neighborhood, Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:30-9 p.m. Register online.
Civil War Talk
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, hosts Jim Stark, who will speak on "The Road to Disunion and The Civil War," Thursday April 24, 2014, 7 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call 507-332-2121 for more information.
Minnesota Tornado History
Ramsey County Library-New Brighton hosts New Brighton Area Historical Society, who will present a program on the Longest Night of 1965, one of the worst outbreaks of tornadoes in Minnesota history, Thursday April 24, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake will host genealogist Tom Rice, who will speak about organizing genealogical data, Thursday April 24, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Steele County History Center announces a “Mortgage Burning Ceremony” Thursday April 24, 2014. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester MN, announces a temporary exhibit, "The Evolution of Women's Gowns: A 150-Year Photographic Illustration of Changing Erotic Zones," opening April 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Contact Devon Toohey, 507-282-9447, for more information.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation, invites the public to the Historic Pond House, Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington MN, for a discussion by Thomas Shaw on 19th century clothing, Sunday April 27, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 952-848-0477 for more information.
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings, Hastings MN, and Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul MN, invite the public to join them at the LeDuc Historic Estate for Author's Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1 p.m. Featured author is Bruce Kohn, author of "Dakota Child, Governor's Daughter." Call 561-437-7055 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, invites the public to join them for a Victorian Afternoon Tea, May 4, 2014, 1-4 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults; $10/BECHS members; $5/children ages 5-17; free for children under 5. Space is limited; call 507-345-5566 for reservations.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation, invites the public to the Historic Pond House, Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington MN, for a presentation on Minnesota archaeology with Rod Johnson, Sunday May 4, 2014, 2-4 p.m. Drop-in program; hands-on activities! Call 952-484-0477 for more information.
Save the Date
Judy Garland Museum, Grand Rapids MN, will host their Wizard of Oz Festival, June 10-14, 2014. On Friday June 13, 2014 come dressed as a Wizard of Oz character for the Guinness World Record Attempt to have the "Most dressed up Wizard of Oz characters." Start working on your costumes now! Call 612-371-1886 for more information.
Save the Date
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, will celebrate Spring with their annual Cox House Plant Sale, to be held in mid-May. Contact Bev Wetherill, 507-934-4417, with questions.