Do History Here
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will host its June "Friday Movies at the Museum" program on June 28, 2013, 1 p.m. Join them for "Northwest Paper Company Mill," and "Crane--South Yard, Northwest Paper Company," and learn how the Cloquet paper mill operated. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, invites the public to the Booth Post #130 GAR Hall, Grand Meadow MN, for Meadowfest, June 29-30, 2013. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
First MN at Gettysburg
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Dr. William Crozier, who will speak about Winona on the eve of the Civil War and the First Minnesota Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 2013, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Independence Day Celebration
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, will host an Independence Day celebration at the Historic R.D. Hubbard House, July 5-6, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces an event, "Polka! The Movie" with commentary by writer and narrator Joe Valencic, to be featured in the new satellite theater of the Duluth Playhouse, the Underground, of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), July 10, 2013, 1-3 p.m. Call 218-733-7586 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, welcomes Dr. Erika Vora, local author and professor, who will speak on her book "Silent No More: Personal Narratives of German Women who Survived WWII Expulsion and Deportation," Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces that two of its traveling exhibits, "Old Country Memories: The Art of Albin Zaverl" and "Father Baraga: Shared Horizons," will be featured at a Slovenian cultural heritage event, "A Salute: Slovenian Cultural Expressions," Vermillion Community College, Ely MN, Friday July 12, 2013. Call 218-733-7586 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts the 8th Annual Chuckwagon Supper, Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12/person; children 6 and under free with a paying adult. Space is limited; call 507-451-1420 for tickets.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, will hold their 27th Annual Extravaganza in Owatonna's Village of Yesteryear, Sunday July 14, 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Gangster Bus Tour
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society announces a second tour date for their popular Gangster Bus Tour, Sunday July 14, 2013, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society at the Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake for a talk about White Bear's Notorious Gangsters, Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
Notorious Gangsters--the Sequel
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society at the Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake for a talk about White Bear's Notorious Gangsters, Monday July 22, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, invites the public to tend their Community Garden, Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. Learn how sauerkraut is made on Saturday July 27, 2013, 10 a.m. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Walking and Biking Tours
Preserve Minneapolis hosts a series of walking and biking tours this summer, including "Church Week," Sunday July 28, 2013. Visit three historic Minneapolis churches. Pre-register online.
Ghosts of Anoka
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, offers "Ghosts of Anoka" tours now through August 2013, two Thursdays and Saturdays per month. Tickets: $7/adults; $5/ACHS members; $5/children ages 6-17. Call 763-421-0600 for dates and advance registration.
Save the Date
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, in partnership with Scott County Parks & Trails and Three Rivers Park District, hosts a Family Day at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, August 25, 2013, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.