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Cocktails with Culture
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, announces Cocktails with Culture, an evening event featuring live music and woodturning demonstrations provided by The Schubert Club and American Association of Woodturners, October 10, 2013, 5-7 p.m., Second Floor Galleria.
Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls MN, holds their annual Brewers Festival on Friday October 11, 2013, 7-10 p.m., VFW Hall, Fergus Falls. Tickets: $12/advance; $15/at the door. Call 218-736-6038 for more information.
Landmark Literati, St. Paul MN, host Tim Mahoney, author of "Silent Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang," October 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m., Courtroom 326, Landmark Center. Free.
Folsom House Historic Site, Taylors Falls MN, invites the public to a special open house to view an exhibit of over 65 examples of the Folsom family handwriting in their 1855 home. "In Their Own Words: The Folsom Family" will be open Saturday October 12, 2013, 1-4 p.m. Call Alyssa, 651-465-3125, for more information.
Le Sueur County Historical Society, Le Center MN, presents "Afternoon with an Archaeologist," with Ron Shirmer, October 12, 2013, 1-3 p.m., Sportsmen's Club, Le Center. Contact Kathy Burns, 507-267-4091, for more information.
Lenora United Methodist Church, Canton MN, invites the public to hear Brad and JulAnn Boice in concert at their historic 1856 church, October 13, 2013, 3 p.m.
Come to the Harkin Store, New Ulm MN, to learn about different modes of transportation in the 1870s, and hear a talk by leather worker Dan Cochran, Sunday October 13, 2013, 1-4 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 or 507-354-8666 for more information.
1918 Fire Discussion
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts author Francis Carroll, Sunday October 13, 2013, 1 p.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Waseca County Historical Society, Waseca MN, will hold its Annual Meeting & Supper on Monday October 14, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at the historical society. Paid reservations, $15/person, due October 10, 2013. Contact Sheila Morris or Joan Mooney, 507-835-7700, for more information.
Minnesota Valley Civil War Roundtable hosts Rep. Dean Urdahl, who will discuss his novel "Conspiracy! Who Really Killed Lincoln?," Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m., New Ulm Public Library. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Denmark Township Historical Society, Hastings MN, invites the public to a free presentation about the historical significance of Valley School, built in 1852, and the process of nominating it for the National Register of Historic Places. Join DTHS at the Denmark Town Hall, Tuesday October 15, 2013, 7 p.m. Contact Wayne Boyd, 651-436-8031, for more information.
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, will present a program on preserving family heirlooms, Thursday October 17, 2013, 2 p.m., Mower County Senior Center. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts author Walt Bachman, who will speak on "Northern Slaves: How the U.S. Army Brought Slavery to Minnesota," Saturday October 19, 2013, 3 p.m., Treaty Site History Center. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Grand Opening Reception
The Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum, Minneapolis MN, is holding a Grand Opening Reception Saturday October 19, 2013, 3–9 p.m. at 1516 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. Call 612-998-1166 for more information.
Lonesome Ron's Round-up
Harkin Store, New Ulm MN, will host folk, country, and bluegrass musicians on Sunday October 20, 2013, 1-4 p.m. All musicians are invited to come and participate. Call 507-354-8666 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, holds their 7th Annual Dessert Social on Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:15-7 p.m. Tickets: $10/person or $15/two tickets; children 7 and under are free. Call 763-682-8945 to purchase tickets. WCHS Annual Meeting follows the Dessert Social, 7 p.m.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, and Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Minneapolis MN, invites the public to their family-friendly BOO-seum and Ghost Trolley Tour, October 25-26, 2013. Tickets: $7/adults; $5/children ages 10 and under. Call 952-221-4766 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces their next Kids Kraft, Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free, but registration required for supplies; contact SCHS, 952-445-0378.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, hosts the Johnsdale Paranormal Group for a presentation on paranormal investigations at the Warden's House Museum, Saturday October 26, 2013, 2 p.m. Contact Sean Pallas, 651-439-5956, with questions.
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Area Historical Society host author Gary Brueggemann, who will speak on "Minnesota's Oldest Murder Mystery, The Case of Edward Phalen: St. Paul's Unsaintly Pioneer," Monday October 28, 2013, 6 p.m. at the library. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.
Minnesota Twins Talk
Ramsey County Library-New Brighton hosts Rep. Dean Urdahl, who will speak on the history of the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday October 29, 2013, 11 a.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.