Do History Here
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts Father Justin Fish, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cloquet, for a program about the use of the color white in the Roman Catholic tradition, Friday September 13, 2013, noon. This program is in conjunction with the "Dressed in White" exhibit. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Paul Bunyanland Historical and Cultural Society, Brainerd MN, will host a history gathering at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood MN, Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:30-5 p.m. in the Ruby Room. Come hear about local history in the Brainerd Lakes and Crosby areas. Email to check seating availability.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces the 2013-2014 Young Historians program for school age children. These hands-on history workshops take place the second Saturday of each month during the school year. September's workshop, Native American History and Culture, will be held Saturday September 14, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon at the historical society. Contact Heather, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, announces that executive director Brent Peterson will sign copies of his latest book, "Images of America: Stillwater," at the Warden's House Museum, Sunday September 15, 2013, 2 p.m. Contact Sean Pallas, 651-439-5956, for more information.
Fingerprints and Footnotes
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts Ron Schirmer at the next Fingerprints and Footnotes Club meeting, Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6 p.m. Celebrate Archaeology Week! Contact Shelley Harrison, 507-345-5566, for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, announces that Judge Jack Tunheim will be the featured speaker at their annual meeting, Thursday September 19, 2013, Water Street Inn, Stillwater. Tickets $20/members; $25/nonmembers. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with social hour; the program begins at 8 p.m. Reservations required; call 651-439-5956.
World War II Series
Ramsey County Library-Roseville will host a series of programs on World War II this fall. The first program in the series will be a book discussion led by Professor Paul Solon of Macalester College on "With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa" by E.B. Sledge, September 19, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces the Amazing New Prague History Race, Sunday September 21, 2013, downtown New Prague. Presented in partnership with the Dozinky Festival. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Germanic Genealogy Society of Minnesota will meet Saturday September 21, 2013, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Minnesota Genealogical Society, South St. Paul MN. Cost: $10. Call Kent, 612-920-8118, for more information.
Exhibit, Reception, Fireside Chat
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, invites the public to an opening reception for their new exhibit "Elaine's Buffet of Life--a Look at the Life and Work of Hennepin County Artist Elaine Jacobs Yablonsky," Saturday September 21, 2013, 6 p.m. HHM also hosts a Fireside Chat on this topic, Sunday September 29, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 612-870-1329 for more information.
Boat Works Story
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts a talk on the Johnson Boat Works Story, Monday September 23, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, will open a special area for military families in the Youth Services Department called "Connecting Military Families," September 24, 2013; reception from 4-6 p.m. There are two elements of this program: record and send messages to troops, or browse the military resource area. Call 507-452-4592 for more information.
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, hosts the next Coffee Chat on September 24, 2013, 1:30-3 p.m. Come discuss canning and preserves, past and present. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
New Exhibit Opening
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces the opening of "Storied Treasures" with a reception on Thursday September 26, 2013, 6:30-8 p.m. Featured speaker will be storyteller Richard Rousseau. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Author Annette Kolodny will lecture on "Who Really Got Here First? Vikings, Indians, and Everything Else," Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Contact Terri Sutton, 612-626-1528, for more information.
Glensheen Mansion, Duluth MN, hosts a lively Ted Talk-styled event series, "Chester Chats," following in Chester Congdon's spirit of public service. The first talk will be on "Public Service," Thursday September 26, 2013, 7 p.m. Free. Call 218-726-8910 for more information.
Denmark Township Historical Society, Hastings MN, hosts a celebration honoring their donors, Sunday September 29, 2013, 1-4 p.m., Carpenter Nature Center. Contact Wayne Boyd, 651-436-8031, or Mavis and Bob Voigt, 612-823-4934, for more information.
Historic House Tour
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts the White Bear Area Historic House Tour, Sunday September 29, 2013, noon to 6 p.m. Tour 10 fabulous sites on and around White Bear Lake. Advance tickets: $25/nonmembers; $20 WBLAHS members. Call 651-407-5327 to purchase.
Governor's Civil War Commemoration Task Force and Anoka County Historical Society host a Civil War Sesquicentennial event celebrating the Battle of Chickamauga (GA), fought on September 18-20, 1863. Location: Woodbury Park, St. Francis MN, Sunday September 29, 2013, 2 p.m. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Historic Pub Crawl
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, presents the Historic South Front Street Pub Crawl, Friday October 4, 2013, 6 p.m. Cost: $15/BECHS members; $20/nonmembers. Space is limited; call 507-345-5566 to purchase tickets.
True Crime Series
St. Paul Public Library invites the public to their True Crime series, beginning with "The Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots," October 5, 2013, 2-4 p.m., Sun Ray Library.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday October 10, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Guest speaker will be Neal Karlen, author of "Augie's Secrets." Open to the public; $4/adults; $2/children; free for SCHS members. call 952-445-0378 for more information.