UPDATE: Color Dash Offers a Vibrant Way to Support History Saturday Aug. 16 at Sibley House Historic Site

For immediate release

Release dated: 
July 2, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Tom Pfannenstiel • Sibley Historic Site • 612-725-2430

Quick facts: 

Event: The Color Dash
Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

Time: 8 a.m. packet pick-up; 10 a.m. dash start

Place: Sibley Historic Site, 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway
P.O. Box 50772, Mendota MN 55150
Cost: Varies, see reservations
Phone: 651-452-1596
Email: sibleyhouse@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/sibleyhouse

UPDATE: Color Dash Offers a Vibrant Way to Support History Saturday Aug. 16 at Sibley House Historic Site

Taken at Duluth Superior Color DashUPDATE: Due to recent heavy rains which have caused mudslides, the Big River Trail has been closed. The trail served as the route for the Color Dash and as a result this program has been cancelled.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, join the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site for a "radiant" 5K Color Dash. The Dash will take place on the trails just behind the Sibley Historic Site. Participants will start the trek in a white t-shirt and end decked out in a vivid spectrum of colors. The finish line will present one final, kaleidoscopic explosion of color. Bring friends and family not only for the "vibrant" run, but for equally "brilliant" food and live music afterwards. Fees vary.

For more information and to register visit the Color Dash website.

Proceeds go to the preservation of the Sibley Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark.

About the Sibley Historic Site

The Minnesota Historical Society site is in Mendota at 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. (Hwy. 13). It features four original limestone buildings from the era when the American Fur Company operated a regional trade with the Dakota, between 1825 and 1853. The home of Henry Hastings Sibley is on the site, as is his office as first state governor. Call 651-452-1596 for more information.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.