Do History Here
Who Built Our Capitol?
Le Sueur County Historical Society, Le Center MN, presents the new documentary "Who Built Our Capitol?," Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:30 p.m., Kasota Community Center, Kasota MN. Contact LCHS, 507-267-4071, for more information.
NWA History Centre, Bloomington MN, hosts author Jack El-Hai, who will speak about his book "Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines," November 2, 2013, 1-3 p.m. RSVPs recommended, 612-627-1932.
Marysburg Area History
Join the Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, for a presentation by Larry Kortuem on "The History of the Marysburg Area," Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Contact BECHS, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Ramsey County Library-Roseville will hold their final World War II book discussion Thursday November 7, 2013, 7 p.m. The talk will focus on Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five." Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, will hold their Annual Meeting Thursday November 7, 2013, 6 p.m., at the Hormel Historic Home banquet facilities. Corky "Goose" Gaskell will discuss the early days of base ball in the Midwest, 1840s-1860s. Tickets: $15/person. Call 507-437-6082 by October 30 to RSVP.
Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm MN, will hold their annual meeting Thursday November 7, 2013, 6 p.m. at Turner Hall. Cost: $15/person. Deadline to RSVP: Monday November 4, 2013. Call 507-233-2616 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, announces children's programming for Thursday November 7, 2013. Preschool children meet at 10:15 a.m. for The History Detectives; children grades K-6 meet at 6:30 p.m. for The Time Travelers. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Ramsey County Library-Maplewood hosts vocalist/historian Lee Engele and friends, who will present a musical program on "The Stage Door Canteen: The Songs of World War II," Tuesday November 12, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, holds their next Coffee Chat on "Holiday Traditions," Tuesday November 12, 2013, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Ramsey County Library-Mounds View will host a talk on the World War II homefront, Thursday November 14, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, invites the public to experience "Stills & Swills: A Taste of Prohibition," Monday November 18, 2013, 5:30 p.m., Anton's Restaurant, Waite Park MN. Tickets: $50/museum members; $60/non-members. Call 320-253-8424 or go online to reserve tickets.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, offers a holiday-themed trip to St. Paul to see the Alexander Ramsey House and Minnesota History Center, Wednesday November 20, 2013, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $60/person. Call 507-451-1420 for more information or to make reservations.
Where Were You?
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination by holding a round table event, Friday November 22, 2013, 1 p.m. The public is invited to share memories to post on the web; deadline to email story submissions is November 11, 2013. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.