Do History Here
Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls MN, hosts "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," a national traveling exhibition, now through July 11, 2014.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, announces their annual membership meeting, Thursday June 19, 2014, 6 p.m., Southshore Center, Shorewood MN. Includes potluck dinner.
History Month Talk
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, hosts Carleton College archivist Eric Hillemann, who will speak on "A Beacon So Bright: the Life of Laurence McKinley Gould," Thursday June 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.
Hamline-Midway History Corps, St. Paul MN, meets Saturday June 21, 2014, 2 p.m., Ginkgo Coffeehouse, St. Paul MN. What is the connection between Bugsy Siegel and Hamline-Midway? Find out on Saturday!
Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, invites the public to the second annual Dorothy Day, Sunday June 22, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun for all ages!
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts author Michael Resman, who will speak on his book "Asylums, Treatment Centers and Genetic Jails: A History of Minnesota's State Hospitals," Sunday June 22, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Kids' Photo Safari
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, offers a photo workshop for kids ages 8-12, June 24-28, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $20/members; $30/nonmembers. Call 218-254-7959 for more information.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, invites the public for a "Walk Down Memory Lane" at Marketfest in downtown White Bear Lake, Thursday June 26, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Call 6561-407-5327 for more information.
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, offers bus tours to Hibbing Taconite, Thursdays, June 26-August 8, 2014, 1 p.m. Tickets: $5/person for ages 12 and up. Call 218-254-7959 for more information or to make reservations.
Scandinavian and Viking Festivals
The 37th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival and the Midwest Viking Festival, presented by Nordic Culture Clubs and the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, will take place Friday June 27, 2014 and Saturday June 28, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center. Contact Allison West, 218-299-5452, for more information.
Gangster Bus Tour
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, invites the public to explore gangster territory by bus in the White Bear Lake area, Saturday June 28, 2014, 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Cost: $20/person; $15/WBLAHS members. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.
Historic Pub Crawl
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, announces an Historic Pub Crawl in St. Cloud's Historic Downtown District, Saturday June 28, or Friday July 25, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $25 (guided tours and appetizers); attendees must be 21 or older. Contact Sarah, 320-253-8424, for more information or to make a reservation.
Hay Lake Speaker Series
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, announces the 2014 Hay Lake School Speaker Series, beginning Sunday June 29, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 651-433-4014 for more information.
Boy in Blue Memorial Project and Mankato Area Community invite the public to "Remembering Our Heroes," a memorial community band concert, Tuesday July 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Historic Lincoln Park, Mankato MN. Call 507-491-4171 for more information.
Come to Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, to discuss "Growing Pains" by Wanda Gag, July 2, 2014, 7 p.m. Wanda Gag went to school with Florence Stork of the Stork House, and the two ladies' diaries overlap to add a special connection to Rockford. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.
Battlefield Talk and Tour
Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, administered by Nicollet County Historical Society, hosts John LaBatte, who will speak on causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and give a battlefield tour, July 5, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information.
Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, administered by Nicollet County Historical Society, hosts "Children's Games and Craft Day," July 5, 2014, noon to 4 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information.
Mayo House Tour
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, announces that the historic W.W. Mayo House, Le Sueur MN, will be open for tours on July 6, 2014, noon to 4 p.m., with a special emphasis on the artwork in the house. Call 507-665-3250 for more information.
Independence Day Celebration
Harkin Store, New Ulm MN, will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday July 6, 2014 with the firing of an 1862 cannon, 1 p.m. Enjoy cold treats while listening to a talk on the 1870s riverboat town of West Newton. Call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, hosts Riverfest at the Anoka County History Center, Saturday July 12, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet characters from the popular ghost tours. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts their Ninth Annual Chuckwagon Supper on Saturday July 12, 2014, 5:30 p.m. Their 28th Annual Extravaganza takes place Sunday July 13. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Anoka Heritage Tour
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, announces the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour, Sunday July 13, 2014, 1-5 p.m. The tour this year focuses on historic homes and gardens in Anoka near the Mississippi River, east of the Rum River. Tickets: $12/advance; $15/day of tour. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Prairie Grass Talk
Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, hosts naturalist Scott Kudelka, who will give a program on natural prairie grasses, July 13, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information.
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, will hold their next Tapping History event, "Danceland Burning," at the Bayside Grille, Monday July 14, 2014, 7 p.m.