Do History Here
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, will hold the annual River Rendezvous Thursday September 26, 2013, 4-8:30 p.m., Pond-Dakota Mission Park. call 952-484-0477 for more information.
Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls MN, will conduct a tour of the Fergus Falls State Hospital Cemetery, Friday September 27, 2013, 5:30 p.m. Admission $6; meet at Fergus Falls Veterans Home. call 218-736-6038 for more information.
Museum Day Live!
As part of Smithsonian Magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live! program, participating museums will be admission-free on Saturday September 28, 2013. Get your free tickets online. Here's a list of Minnesota Museums that let Local History News know they are participating:
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, and Richfield Historical Society, Richfield MN, will host a get together to learn about Minnesota Digital Library and the Minnesota Reflections digitization project, Tuesday October 1, 2013, 3-5 p.m. RSVP to HHM, 612-870-1329, by today, September 25, 2013.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, will screen "Five Broken Cameras," Thursday October 3, 2013, 7 p.m. at the Treaty Site History Center. Contact NCHS, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts a pinata-making workshop, October 5, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $1/participant. Register through Shakopee Community Education, 952-496-5029. Call SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Neil and Monica McKay, who will teach basic Dakota phrases and vocabulary, Sunday October 6, 2013, 2 p.m. at the Historic Pond House. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts Lois Glewwe, who will speak on the Huggins Family Journals and what they can tell the public about daily life prior to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Sunday October 6, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Friends of LeDuc to Meet
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet on Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Estate. Loren Flom will speak on making and playing dulcimers.Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN, hosts Jason Felch, who will be the keynote speaker at the UST Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium, "Protecting the Past: Looting, Identity & the Preservation Crisis," Friday October 11, 2013, 6-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 651-962-5560 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public to a swing dance, October 12, 2013, Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, 7-10:30 p.m. Presale tickets, $15, available online.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents "Lunch with the History People," Thursday October 17, 2013, noon to 1 p.m. Sarah Guy-Levar, Executive Director at Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, will discuss "Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady." Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts Pastor Tim Larson, who will speak on custom combining at the KCHS Annual Meeting, Thursday October 17, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $10/person. RSVP by Friday October 11, 2013; contact KCHS, 320-235-1881, to reserve your prepaid tickets.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Sheila Strobel Smith, who will present information about Gideon Pond and letters he wrote to influential men of the time, Sunday October 20, 2013, 2 p.m. Gideon Pond will be portrayed by Jay Ludwig. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.