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Veteran of the Month
Minnesota Military Museum, Camp Ripley MN, is proud to honor Minnesota Veteran Lt. Colonel Reul Pietz, St. Cloud MN, as the featured Veteran of the Month for July 2014. Call 320-616-6050 for more information on the Veteran of the Month program.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will be open to visitors on Friday July 4, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, invites the public to an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration, July 5, 2014, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, announces that Northfield History Month will come to a close on Friday July 4, 2014 with a vintage base ball game and evening fireworks. Free. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Family History Program
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts "Basics of Researching Your Family History," with archivist Sarah Warmka, Tuesday July 8, 2014, 7 p.m. Come early to attend the "Intro to the Research Center and Archives" class, 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Sarah Warmka, 320-253-8424.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts author Rhonda Fochs, who will speak on "Minnesota's Lost Towns," Wednesday July 9, 2014, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, Alexandria MN, hosts "The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834," by special arrangement from the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha NE, July 9-September 30, 2014. Call 320-759-1114 for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, hosts Rep. Dean Urdahl, who will speak at the Warden's House Museum on the conspiracy and theories surrounding President Lincoln's assassination, Sunday July 13, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 651-439-5956 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Minnesota author Carolyn Boehlke at the next Granite City Book Club, Wednesday July 16, 6:30 p.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents author Tony Dierckins, who will speak on "Duluth's 1889 City Hall," Thursday July 17, 2014, noon to 1 p.m. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Heritage Home and Garden Tour
Tickets are on sale for the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour, July 13, 2014, 1-5 p.m. This summer's tour features Swede Town neighborhood. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 on day of the tour. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
New Ulm Bus Tour
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, will host a bus tour to New Ulm MN, July 24, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $55--includes bus ride, tours, and meal. Call 320-235-1881 to register. Deadline for registration: July 18, 2014.
Charcoal Drawings on Display
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces that charcoal and colored pencil drawings of prominent Dakota men of the 1850s by artist Bill Durand are on display at the historical society, now through August 2014. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Summer History Camps
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, announces a series of youth-only history day camps, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on select Tuesdays throughout the summer. Contact WCHS, 763-682-7323, for more information.