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French Canadian Christmas
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, will host a Christmas Open House at the Faribault House, Friday December 6, 2013, 4-7 p.m.; and Saturday December 7, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come learn about French Canadian holiday traditions. Free admission! Call 507-332-2121 for more information.
Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, Falcon Heights MN, will host a Pioneer Christmas event, Saturday December 7, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations required; call 651-646-8629. Contact Ramsey County Historical Society, 651-222-0701, for more information.
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, offers "Lefse Making for Kids," Saturday December 7, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon. Open to children grades 3-8. Space is limited; call 507-332-2121 for more information or to register.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, announces a new exhibit, "Minnesota Disasters," opening December 7, 2013. Opening reception will be held Sunday December 8, 2013, noon to 8 p.m. Contact Jennifer Weaver, 507-454-2723 x3, for more information.
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, hosts "Christmas with the Kids," Sunday December 8, 2013, 1-3 p.m. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, hosts author and blogger Ben Welter, who will speak about his new book "Minnesota Mysteries" at the next Tapping History event, December 9, 2013, 7 p.m., Jake O'Connor's, Excelsior. Contact Dan Johnson, 612-805-2397, for more information.
Annual Meeting/Union Depot Tours
Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul MN, will hold their Annual Meeting Tuesday December 10, 2013, 5-8 p.m., at the St. Paul Union Depot. Enjoy guided tours and a talk about the history of the famous Red Caps. Event open to the public. Tickets: $20; call 651-222-0701 for reservations.
Friends of LeDuc
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet on Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7 p.m., at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. The short business meeting will be followed by a Holiday Social.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Dr. Betsy Glade, who will present "Minnesotans in the Civil War" at the next Breakfast Club meeting, December 11, 2013, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Start History Here
Recovery Bike Shop, Minneapolis MN, invites the public to an evening of conversation about starting a bicycle museum in the upstairs of their shop, Thursday December 12, 2013, 7 p.m. RSVP to Brent Fuqua.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will hold its Christmas Party on Friday December 13, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours and musical events start at 9:30 a.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Christmas in the County
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, invites the public to "Christmas in the County," December 14, 2013, 3-7 p.m. Stop by on Friday December 13, 2013, 3-6 p.m. for the Pre-Sale Bake Sale. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
Westonka Historical Society, Mound MN, hosts Jeff Skaret, who will speak about his book "God's Fingernail," December 14, 2013, 11 a.m. Books will be available for sale. Call 952-472-9800 for more information.
"Dakota 38" will be shown at Morton City Hall, Morton MN, Tuesday December 17, 2013, 6 p.m.; and Redwood Falls Public Library, Redwood Falls MN, Thursday December 19, 2013, 6 p.m. Free.
Westonka Historical Society, Mound MN, will host a program about the history of "Ski Tonka," January 11, 2014, 11 a.m. Call 952-472-9800 for more information.