Do History Here
Waseca County Historical Society, Waseca MN, announces that they have extended their "Visions of Sugar Plums" exhibit through Friday January 10, 2014. Free.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, provides a free local history presentation about Circle Pines and surrounding areas, Saturday January 11, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, and Northern Prairie Fiber Artists hosts Spin-In Roc Day, January 11, 2014, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn the ancient craft of turning wool into yarn. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts Lorren Lindevig, who will present a musical accordion program for the opening of "New Land, New Life! Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota: 1825-1925," Saturday January 11, 2014, 11 a.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, hosts "The Piga Project: Women, Immigration, and Resilience," January 12-March 1, 2014. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, hosts author Lori Cherland-McCune, who will speak on Royal C. Moore and Lake Minnetonka history, January 13, 2014, 7 p.m., Jake O'Connor's. Contact ELMHS for more information.
Family Murder Presentation
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, hosts Christine Marcotte, who will present "The Boxell Family Murder," Tuesday January 14, 2014, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.
Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm MN, hosts a free Writer's Workshop, Wednesday January 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m., in the Historical Society Annex Building. David Schroeder, Professor of History at Martin Luther College, will lead the workshop. Call 507-233-2616 for more information.
Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul MN, hosts local author Scott Wright, who will speak about his book "Of Snapping Turtles and Packing Plants," Thursday January 16, 2014, 7 p.m. Call 651-552-7548 to reserve a seat.
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable, Faribault MN, will host author Representative Dean Urdahl, who will speak on "Conspiracies on Lincoln's Assassination," Thursday January 16, 2014, 7 p.m. Contact Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, welcomes the public to the opening reception for "Artwork and Artists from Blue Earth County," January 16, 2014, 5-7 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.
The Willmar Stingers and Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, invite the public to the Winter BBQ and inaugural West Central Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet, Friday January 17, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10; call 320-222-2010 to order.
Minneapolis Central Library hosts Dave Romm, who will speak on the Nicollet Avenue repaving project, Saturday January 18, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 612-543-8200 for more information.
Ice Cream Social
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, invites the public to their annual Winter Ice Cream Social, Saturday January 18, 2014, noon to 4 p.m., Stillwater's Mulberry Point. Call 651-439-5956 for more information.
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, for "Genealogy 101," Saturday January 18, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: $15. Register through Shakopee or Prior Lake Community Education. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts author Dale Swanson, who will speak on his historical fiction book "The Thirty-Ninth Man," about the executions of the 38 Dakota in Mankato and the 39th man who received a pardon, Sunday January 19, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 952-563-8674 for more information.
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, hosts Sara Markoe Hanson of White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, who will speak on White Bear's Golden Resort Era, Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
History Book Sale
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, is hosting a Used History Book Sale, January 22-26, 2014. Do you have books you'd like to donate? Bring them to the History Center before January 21. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls MN, partners with Lindbergh State Park and Lindbergh Historic Site for the annual Candlelight Hike, Friday January 24, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Free. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, host a special Chinese New Year Kids Kraft, Saturday January 25, 2014, 1-1:45 p.m. Free, but registration required for supplies. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378.
Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls MN, hosts "Warm in Winter" Open House, Saturday January 25, 2014. Come view the new "Warm in Winter" exhibit and enjoy refreshments. Call 320-632-4007 for more information.
Winter History Festival
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, will host a Winter History Festival, Sunday January 26, 2014, noon to 4 p.m. Horse drawn wagon rides, traditional games, refreshments. Cost: $5/person; under 4, free. Call 952-563-8674 for more information.
White Bear Fire Department
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts a talk from White Bear Lake Area Historical Society on the 125th anniversary of the White Bear Fire Department, Monday January 27, 2014, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts their third annual "Cabin Fever Reliever" fundraiser, Saturday January 25, 2014, 4-7 p.m. -Tickets: $20, including meal, entertainment, and activities. Call 507-451-1420 for more information or to reserve tickets.