Do History Here
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, invites the public to join the 2nd Annual Wright County History Hunt, beginning Thursday August 8, 2013. Completed scavenger hunts must be received at the historical society by 4:30 p.m., Friday August 23, 2013. Contact WCHS, 763-682-7323, for more information.
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, invites the public to the 2013 Outlaw Run, a motorcycle tour of Southern Minnesota that explores the areas traveled by the James-Younger Gang prior to their attempted 1876 Northfield raid, Saturday August 10, 2013. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Hay Lake Day
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, invites the public to Hay Lake Day Celebration & Rummage Sale, Saturday August 10, 2013, noon-4 p.m. Call David Sandager, 651-433-4014, for more information.
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Scott Thoma, who will discuss his book "Out of the Blue," about the first recorded F-5 tornado in Minnesota history, Wednesday August 14, 2013, 9 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm MN, hosts historian John LaBatte, who will speak on "Accuracy-Balance-Respect and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862," Thursday August 15, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.
Join Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, at the Carlton County Fair, Barnum MN, August 15-18, 2013. View historic Dairy Days movies and exhibits, and visit with costumed living history interpreters. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts a Teddy Bear Picnic on the lawn of the historic Cox House, Saturday August 17, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $12 for one child with one adult. Additional child $8. Seating limited; reservations required. RSVP to Susan Carlin, 507-382-5162, by August 14, 2013.
U.S.-Dakota War Commemoration
Several Brown County organizations are commemorating the 151st Anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 with events through the area, August 15-25, 2013. Full listing of programs available online. To confirm programs, call 507-233-2620 or 507-359-8334.
U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, invites the public to Fort Ridgely State Historic Site, Fairfax MN, for a talk by John LaBatte on the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, August 17 and 18, 2013, 1 p.m. program; 2:30 p.m. battlefield tour. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information.
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts a free screening of "Dakota 38," August 18, 2013, 2 p.m., Treaty Site History Center. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
DVD Release Party
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, invites the public to a celebration of the DVD release of "The Hjemkomst: Thirty Years Later," Tuesday August 20, 2013, 5 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Dean Urdahl Book Talk
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Representative Dean Urdahl, who will discuss his historical fiction novel "Conspiracy!," Monday August 26, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
I Have a Dream
Minnesota African American Museum, Minneapolis MN, invites the public to join them in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 2013, 2:30-5 p.m. Contact MAAM, 612-872-1655, for more information.
Amazing History Race
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public to take part in an Amazing History Race during Jordan's Heimatfest, September 7, 2013 and New Prague's Dozinky Days, September 14, 2013. Contact Stephanie, 952-445-0378, for more information or to register.
Save the Date
Lac qui Parle Historical Society, Madison MN, will hold a "Mystery at the Museum" dinner on Sunday September 22, 2013, 5:30 p.m. Call 320-598-7678 for more information or to register.