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Civil War Symposium
Twin Cities Civil War Round Table announces their annual Civil War Symposium, "East, West, and Frontier: Turning Points of 1863," Saturday April 13, 2013, 9:30 a.m., Fort Snelling History Center, St. Paul MN.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities hosts several upcoming lectures on history and historic preservation topics:
Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic Preservation, Monday April 15, 2013, 6 p.m.
History Moves, Friday April 19, 2013, noon
The Hot History Lab, Thursday April 25, 2013, 4 p.m.
Plane Crash Talk
Denmark Township Historical Society, Hastings MN, hosts Jim and Lauren Cran, who will present a program at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Washington County, Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7 p.m. on the B-24 bomber that crashed in rural Denmark Township in 1942. Contact Wayne Boyd, 651-436-8031, for more information.
History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces the next History in a Pint, Tuesday April 16, 2013, 6 p.m., Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing. The life of Duluth Medal of Honor recipient Henry A. Courtney, Jr. will be the topic of discussion. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-310-5356, for more information.
Dine to Donate
Raise money for Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, by eating at Perkins Family Restaurant, Red Wing, Wednesday April 17, 2013, between 2 and 10 p.m. Ten percent of the event's food and bakery pre-tax sales will be donated to GCHS. Contact GCHS, 651-388-6024, for more information.
Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable meets Thursday April 18, 2013, 7 p.m., Faribault Senior Center, Faribault MN. David Jones will speak on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Call Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, for more information.
New Art Exhibit
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces the opening of Donna Webb's art exhibit, "...And Beauty Surrounds You," April 18, 2013, 5-7 p.m. Contact Shelley, 507-345-5566, for more information.
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts Jack Salmela, who will discuss "Celebrating Stained Glass in the Northland," Thursday April 18, 2013, noon to 1 p.m., Ruth Maney Room, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.
Minnesota Archaeological Society holds its annual meeting and lecture Friday April 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Anderson Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul MN. Speaker: Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt, co-director of the Mississippian Initiative Project. Cost: $20/person. Contact Anna Morrow, 612-922-7006, for more information or to RSVP.
Destination Download: An Adventure on the Iron Range
The Minnesota Historical Society introduces an ideas exchange for travelers, Saturday April 20, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN. This debut event takes a closer look at travel around the Iron Range, the resource-rich mecca to the north.
Circle Me History
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts professional baseballer Bert Blyleven at the spring "Circle Me History" event, held at the Gorecki Center in St. Joseph MN, Wednesday April 24, 2013. Purchase tickets online; by phone, 320-253-8424; or in person at the museum.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts Garden Fun Kids Kraft, Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Decorate your own flower pot! Free, but registration required; contact SCHS, 952-445-0378.
U.S.-Dakota War Event
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts Mike Wilson, who will lead an interactive workshop exploring how values in cultural activities may have affected the U.S.-Dakota War, Saturday April 27, 2013, 2-4 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.
Johnson Boat Works Talk
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts John W. Johnson, grandson of Johnson Boat Works founder John O. Johnson, who will speak on the beginnings of the Johnson Boat Works story, Monday April 29, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth, will show the miniseries "The Pacific," follow-up to "Band of Brothers," May 1-3, 6-7, 2013, historic Zelda Theater, in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, 6 p.m. On the final day it will be the last part of the "Never Forgotten" exhibit opening and will begin at 7 p.m. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-310-5356, for more information.
Family History Talk
Ramsey County Library-Roseville hosts master genealogist Tom Rice, who will talk about the many resources you can use to find out more about your ancestors, Thursday May 2, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts a Victorian Afternoon Tea for all ages, May 4, 2013, 1-4 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults, $10/BECHS members, $5/children ages 5-17, free for children under 5. Space is limited; purchase tickets in advance. Call 507-345-5566.
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts Susan Amundson, author of "Hero Finds His Path," Sunday May 5, 2013, 1 p.m. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.
Civil War Documentary
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, and Scott County Library System host a screening of "From Wasioja to Washington" at the Prior Lake Library, Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Save the Date
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, will host a flea market on Saturday June 1, 2013, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historical society. Vendors can reserve a stall for $20 in advance. Call RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information.
Save the Date
Join Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, at the Faribault American Legion, 5 p.m. Friday June 7, 2013 for dinner, silent auction, and entertainment by Charlie Maguire. Call RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information or to purchase tickets.